Media release: Unique tie-up sees take-up of environmentally-friendly dog waste bags


EDINBURGH Dog and Cat Home has formed an unique new partnership with an innovative Scottish start-up, Project Harmless, helping to Save The Planet.

Project Harmless is the brainchild of George Greer and Ka Ho Wong. Their first product, Harmless Poop Bag, is made of water-reactive, non-toxic and microplastic-free material. Harmless Poop Bag can rapidly disintegrate in landfill and the open environment, including our rivers, posing no threat to marine life and wildlife.

George Greer, co-founder and managing director of Project Harmless, says: “The issue of used dog waste bags is under-appreciated. With 13 millions dogs in the UK, we will use nearly ten billion dog waste bags in 2022. If ten per cent of them find their way into our water, as general waste plastic does worldwide, that’s one billion bags!”

George added: “Our hope is that Harmless Poop Bag will help slow a growing eco-disaster by reducing marine life fatalities and human food chain contamination from existing dog waste bags entering our waters, and also lower methane production from plant-based compostable dog waste bags which mostly end up in landfill. We are delighted to be partnering with Edinburgh Dog & Cat Home on this goal.”

Project Harmless has agreed to provide the Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home with an one-year supply of Harmless Poop Bags for our furry residents.

Katie Kennedy, development executive with the Home, says: “We’re thrilled for the Home to be the first-ever animal charity to use probably the most harmless poo bag on the planet.

“Partnering with Project Harmless goes above and beyond just being a business supporting our mission here at the Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home.

“To be a part of helping mitigate the growing global disaster we face by simply replacing a potentially harmful dog waste bag with a Harmless Poop Bag is such a simple way for dog owners to be more sustainable.

“It is an honour to work with George and Ka Ho during our partnership and we can’t wait to see this product thrive.”


Media enquiries:

Derek Stewart-Brown Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home Mobile: 07785328008

Notes for editors:

Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home was founded in 1883 and supports pets and their owners throughout East and Central Scotland, through its rehoming service, education programme and outreach programme.

It has an open-door policy, accepting any dog or cat that comes through the door in need, whatever shape, breed or size, and staff work tirelessly to find a permanent loving home for every animal, however long it takes.

Where possible the Home aims to help pet owners keep their pets in loving homes through their pet food bank, education programme and other community outreach services.

It costs around £2 million a year to run Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home and the charity receives no government funding, relying almost entirely on the generosity of donations from the public.

For further information on Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home, please visit Follow Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram at @EdinDogCatHome

About Project Harmless

The award- winning Harmless Poop Bag is made of uniquely water-reactive and non-toxic material. It can rapidly disintegrate in landfill and in the planet’s waters, posing no threat to the environment or marine life.

For more information, please visit George Greer mobile: 07383016946

Project Harmless was established during Covid lockdowns in 2021, after its founders came across a plastic wasteland on the northern shore of Loch Long in Scotland.

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