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How Many Dog Poop Bags Are Used In Australia Each Month?

by | 3 January 2023

A short answer to how many dog poop bags are used each month in Australia is a lot!

As any paw-rent knows, dogs bring endless wags of joy to our lives. But let’s be real, one downside to having a furry friend is the need to pick up after them on walks. In Australia, it’s estimated that a whopping 6.2 million poo bags are used every day for this very purpose.

If you’re a math hound, that’s the equivalent of stretching those bags end to end around the world 1.5 times. Or, if you prefer, it’s the same as flying from Sydney to Perth (a distance of approximately 3,297 kms) a whopping 18.5 times. Woof!

Now, let’s do some more math. There are approximately 5.1 million dogs in Australia, with around 3.1 million of them needing to use poo bags twice a day. That means 6.2 million bags are used every day, or a staggering 186 million bags are used in Australia every month. If each bag is an average of 33 cm long, that’s a total of 61,380 km of poo bags used every month.

But let’s not get too caught up in the numbers. The real message here is the importance of properly disposing of dog waste. Not only is it a matter of public cleanliness, but it’s also crucial for public health. Dog feces can contain harmful bacteria and parasites that can be transmitted to humans, so it’s essential to properly dispose of them in designated areas or with earth-friendly dog bags.

So next time you’re out on a walk with your pup and your choose compostable dog poop bags, this is a high five ???? from us to you & your furry friend for being part of the #OhCrapFamily making a difference one poop at a time.

<a href="" target="_self">Henry Reith</a>

Henry Reith

Henry is proud to be one of the crapologists at Oh Crap, and specialises in crap jokes & sharing paw-some content.

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