Consider single use. Water bottles Are you useless? Brace yourself—they’re even for dogs.
A Reddit user shared a short. video of products, showing water – yes, only water – packaged in disposables Plastic The bowls, for sale at Target, feature a label that reads: “(Ready to Drink) Pet Bowl Water. Just peel off the lid and clean your pet anytime, anywhere. Offer water.”
You may be thinking – but why? what for? And you are not alone. Reddit users were collectively shocked by the need for this product.
The bowl is advertised as convenient for “walks, dog parks, travel, and outdoors,” but Users found it pointlessAs you can “just bring a collapsible dog bowl and fill it with your water (a) Reusable water bottle“
Worse, the 12-ounce containers in the video are priced at $2.39 per ounce, putting them at the top of the Avian and Fiji tier for cost per ounce.
There is some good news, though. Waggon Waterthe company behind the controversial water bowl, does not currently feature this exact product on its site or online store, and they have An announcement About how they have discontinued the product to go “99%”. PlasticFree” which is a commendable step in the right direction.
Instead, you can now find water-resistant silicone travel cups and bottles packaged in paper-based Tetra Pak cartons, which typically contain about 25% plastic.
However, plastic-filled water is still available for purchase. Target website, perhaps only until the rest of the stock is sold. Reviews share a similar sentiment to Reddit comments, with 49% of reviewers giving only one star. One reviewer expressed that the item was “pointless!”
“Plastic waste is extremely bad for the environment,” he said said. “How hard is it to carry a reusable dog bowl and your own water.”
This logic is hard to deny. Plastic bottles and similar products Great partner to landfills and marine debris.
For more durable, eco-friendly bottle alternatives for pets, use reusable, portable water dishes, such as Frisco’s. Stainless steel travel bowlKong H2O’s Stainless steel dog water bottleor one of the sustainable options at Waggon Water sitesupport small businesses products and just make more sense.
Not only do these options give you better bang for your buck versus single-use plastic containers, but you’re also helping to reduce the harmful, long-lasting plastics that pollute our planet.
Check. The TCD Guide For more advice on changing the way we buy and use plastic.
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