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March 6, 2021

Portaloos for pooches

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  1. I hope those portaloos aren’t made of plastic! That would be sheer hypocrisy coming from a hippy-run council trying to ban plastic bags from supermarkets.

    The good old plastic bag has too many uses to list here, but it’s significant that South Australians are now lobbying the GOvt. to bring them back.

  2. Great idea… however last week I collected 3 unwanted plastic bags full of dog poo tied to either a branch or fence whilst walking along the beach.
    Question to be raised, why is there no bins provided in areas where dogs are given ‘dog leash free’ access and why aren’t the dog handlers responsible enough to dispose of properly?


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