Be a Zero Waste Pet Parent at BlogPaws (Or Anywhere)

Be a Zero Waste Pet Parent at BlogPaws (Or Anywhere)

This Zero Waste Pet Parent submit is sponsored by the BlogPaws® Pet Influencer Network™. I’m being compensated as a BlogPaws Conference Ambassador to assist share details about the BlogPaws 2018 Conference. We solely share data we really feel is related to our readers. BlogPaws will not be answerable for the content material of this text.

In 2017, BlogPaws convention attendees helped make the convention the greenest but by implementing Zero Waste Initiatives. Along with sustainability companions, Only Natural Pet and The Pet Sustainability Coalition, the convention diverted 96% of waste from the landfill. By recycling, composting and reusing, the convention left its smallest carbon footprint up to now.

What is Zero Waste? How to become a zero waste pet owner at home and when attending pet-friendly events.

This 12 months BlogPaws is concentrated on assembly or exceeding this 96% waste diversion fee. Additionally, the Zero Waste Initiative companions wish to empower convention attendees to return residence with ideas for tips on how to incorporate zero waste actions into our lives as pet house owners. Learn extra in regards to the 2018 BlogPaws Conference and be a part of us in Kansas City for the tenth anniversary celebration April 18-20, 2018!

What to count on at BlogPaws

Kansas City doesn’t at present have residential curbside glass recycling, which is mind-boggling to me after having spent the final 26 years within the “crunchy granola” capital of Boulder, CO the place we even had curbside composting! However, native firm Bridging The Gap works to make the Kansas City space sustainable by “connecting setting, financial system, and neighborhood.” Bridging the Gap companions with KCMO accommodations, together with The Sheraton Kansas City at Crown Center Hotel,  residence of the 2018 BlogPaws convention, to reduce the environmental affect of convention attendees.

Take your blog to the next level. Register for the BlogPaws pet blogging and influencer conferenceIt’s not too late! Register now and be a part of us in Kansas City!

Look for separate STOP. THINK. SORT. bins for composting, recycling and trash disposal. If we work collectively, we will be sure that convention waste is correctly sorted, minimizing the variety of supplies that find yourself in a neighborhood landfill. Also, search for particular “Poop Disposal” bins.

What is Zero Waste? How to become a zero waste pet owner at home and when attending pet-friendly events.

Conference waste will really be weighed so we’ll understand how profitable our efforts are in attaining a Zero Waste convention!

Conference Prep

As you put together for the BlogPaws convention, or any massive networking occasion, I encourage you to search for methods to cut back your individual carbon footprint. One of the most important methods we will all scale back waste is to be considerate about what number of advertising and marketing supplies we produce and convey to the convention.  I promise you, nobody wants 1000 enterprise playing cards or a media equipment for each model. 

What are you able to share electronically, moderately than on printed supplies?

There are some fabulous free and for-fee digital enterprise card scanner apps that simply permit you to trade contact data with those that have an interest with out having to manually load the knowledge or trade bodily supplies. These apps permit you to take an image of another person’s enterprise card data and a few of them mechanically create a contact in your handle e book. Check the App Store for one that may work along with your telephone.

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Create an digital media equipment and cargo it onto your web site. Email the hyperlink to events to allow them to obtain as wanted. Trust me on this one, the manufacturers are busy and are getting all types of supplies from everybody in attendance. Send a observe up electronic mail after the convention to the manufacturers and influencers you’re most excited to work with. Remind them of conversations you had and embody a hyperlink to your media equipment moderately than handing them one other merchandise to maintain monitor of on the convention. If somebody actually needs a tough copy, use the resort enterprise heart to print copies as wanted.

If you’re printing enterprise playing cards or promotional supplies, please contemplate printing on recycled paper or contemplate a seeded card which is biodegradable, seeded and plantable!

What is Zero Waste? How to become a zero waste pet owner at home and when attending pet-friendly events.

Get as organized as potential and contemplate digital administration of all of the contact data you obtain. You can use our useful dandy Conference Contact Manager. Download it to your pc and add and kind contact data from the convention.  


This actually ought to go with out saying however, sadly, this has really been a difficulty at earlier conferences (I child you not, individuals! The tales I might inform…)

Seriously. This is Responsible Pet Ownership 101!  Wherever you’re, seize some biodegradable poop luggage and earth pleasant litter and choose up your canine’s poop and scoop your kitty’s litter. Do not go away it on the bottom and, you already know I’m solely mentioning this as a result of it really occurred, DO NOT LEAVE PET FECES IN YOUR HOTEL ROOM, IN ELEVATORS, OR ANYWHERE!!! Look for particular “poop disposal” bins all through the convention.  

Being capable of carry a pet to a convention is fairly cool and it’s a privilege so please deal with it as such and don’t make me say issues like, “This is why we will’t have good issues!” 

Pack reusable water bottles and scorching cups to be used throughout the convention to reduce your use of paper or plastic merchandise.

Whenever potential, pack meals and treats in reusable or recyclable containers.

Avoid utilizing plastic straws. Either sip from the glass or contemplate bringing your individual glass or steel straw.


Pet house owners spend greater than 70 billion {dollars} a 12 months on stuff for our pets.  WHAT?!?!? We have reached a stage of anthropomorphizing our pets that has resulted in excessive ranges of consumerism. That a lot product produces a TON of waste. What are you able to do to stem move of waste into landfills?

Buy responsibly. Look for corporations with recycling packages, restricted packaging, and a dedication to sustainable manufacturing.

Play the “Need or Want” Game. Think about what your pet actually wants earlier than making that subsequent buy. For these objects that fall within the “need” class, are you able to make any your self by repurposing one thing you have already got? There are so many wonderful DIY bloggers like Jodi Chick from Kol’s Notes who has a DIY mission for nearly something you’ll be able to consider from presents to outside objects to leashes and collars to stitching initiatives and extra!

Recycle no matter you’ll be able to. Check your native space and discover out what sort of curbside or drop off recycling is accessible close to you.  Consider donating what you’ll be able to to others or to your native rescues and shelters. If your space doesn’t have the type of program you wish to see, contemplate staging a “plastic assault” like these consumers who had been fed up with the quantity of plastic of their native grocery retailer!

For a implausible information on tips on how to be a Zero Waste Pet Owner, please try Maggie Marton’s (of Oh, My Dog Blog fame) forthcoming E-Book, The Zero Waste Pet! This is NOT an affiliate hyperlink. I had the pleasure of studying a complicated copy of this fabulous useful resource. Maggie gives clear explanations and easy-to implement steps you’ll be able to take in the direction of making a Zero Waste life for you and your pets.  The e book can be obtainable on Earth Day 2018 (April twenty second). I extremely encourage you to enroll now and Maggie will ship you some cool freebies earlier than the e book is launched!  🙂

I additionally extremely suggest this information on tips on how to stay a Zero Waste pet-friendly life from our associates over at Kol’s Notes!

This is a sponsored dialog written by me on behalf of BlogPaws. The opinions and textual content are all mine.

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