Municipalities pass ordinances that require dog owners to pick up their doggie doos with a plastic bag and then throw it into the trash. Now who the heck thought of this? It’s actually much worse for the environment than leaving the poop where it is because microbes break down the poop and it’s good for the soil. That is where poop is supposed to go. That’s the way nature intended.
Enclosing that natural fertilizer in plastic and disposing it in the trash will prevent it from breaking down and puts more plastic into the waste stream. Dumb, dumb, dumb. If anything, dog walkers need to have access to a garden trowel and simply scoop up some soil to cover the doo. Or simply use a piece of a branch or stone that has the right shape for the job. There is no need to go against nature. It is easier if we go in harmony with it. Stupidity is hammering the environment and we all bear the consequences because of someone’s ignorance in office. “Selectmen” - please think before making stupid ordinances.
Rules affect people. There is more to making rules than trying to solve just one problem. Find out what effects of that rule could cause the environment. Don’t just make simplistic judgments just because you can.