First in Croatia: Institute in Split, which employs people with disabilities, produces paper bags for dog excrement

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Edita Maretić Dimlic (Photo credit: Dalmacija Danas)

ZAGREB, Jan. 28 (Hina) — A Split-based institution that employs people with disabilities, DES, on Wednesday presented its new product, a paper bag with a cardboard pad to clean up dog waste, and DES is the first manufacturer of such paper bags in Croatia.

Director Edita Maretić Dimlić said she opted for this product because she wanted to develop her own products and actively participate in raising awareness among citizens, especially dog ​​owners, about cleaning up dog waste, and thus contribute to the image of a healthy and clean Split.

She noted that it was the first product they produced themselves that hadn’t been ordered. There’s a picture of a dog on the paper bag, along with writing that says “Respect your city, be a conscientious citizen, and clean for me, please.”

First in Croatia: Institute in Split, which employs people with disabilities, produces paper bags for dog excrement

(Photo credit: Dalmacija Danas)

The paper bag was designed by the institution’s Mia Perčić, and DES director Maretić Dimlić said that it was made of recycled paper and that DES was the first producer of such a paper bag for cleaning. dog feces.

Prague has such paper bags, which she said are seen as a way to encourage citizens to pick up dog excrement.

The city of Split ordered 26,667 paper bags from DES and thus supported the institution’s new product and its use. DES donated 2,000 paper bags to city districts, local committees, the Sporting Dogs Club and the County Association of the Blind, Maretić Dimlić said.

First in Croatia: Institute in Split, which employs people with disabilities, produces paper bags for dog excrement

(Photo credit: Dalmacija Danas)

She recalled that during the pandemic, DES began producing cotton masks and announced that she would soon start producing souvenirs.

Pictures: Dalmacija Danas

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