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Take a load off your mind with Skooperbox

Jordan Curet The Aspen Times
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I’m sick of the Roaring Fork Valley’s plastic people. You know the ones I’m talking about ” the ones who pick up their dog’s droppings but leave the black plastic bag on the side of the trail.

I want to interrogate them to find out what in the world they are thinking. As rude as it is to leave droppings along a trail, at least the poop would break down if left alone. Those plastic bags last forever, forcing someone else to pack them out. It’s irritating.

So here’s an alternative solution. A company called Skooperbox sent me two samples of their product. It’s a small box, similar to a Chinese food carry-out box, except it’s tapered at the bottom. You squeeze it in the right places to make it pop open, tear off a handy cardboard scraper and push/scoop the dog deposit right into the box.

The box measures 3 by 3 1/4 inches with a depth of 5 inches. In other words, it’ll handle a load. Plus, the unused boxes flatten out, so it’s no trouble carrying a few in case Bowzer poops prodigiously. There’s also a large box.

And here’s the bonus for the plastic people who don’t want to be bothered with carrying their unpleasant baggy around with them. The Skooperbox comes with a cardboard handle that conveniently attaches to a collar.

The Skooperbox company says its product is made of 100 percent recycled material and is completely biodegradable “so you’ll be helping the environment as you do your duty.”

A package of 30 boxes sells for $11.99. The large boxes sell for $12.99. We’re not sure what retailers carry the product, but more information can be found and orders taken at http://www.skooperbox.com.

scondon@aspentimes.com


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