(Stamford, CT) – In observance of Earth Day, the American Pet Products Association (APPA) is excited to share a variety of eco-friendly pet products manufactured by APPA members, designed with both pets and the planet in mind. Earth Day celebrates the beauty of our environment but also educates the public about ways to keep the planet clean and beautiful. With almost 85 million pet owning households, the decision for environmentally-friendly purchases has never been more important. Below is a round-up of sustainable and eco-friendly products pet owners can feel good about.
There’s more to the Mossy Oak® Feral Cat Shelter by New Age Pet than just looking green. It’s made with ECOFLEX®, a composite blend that incorporates a blend of recycled polomers and wood byproducts into a durable material. This combination creates a product that is resistant to warping, cracking and splitting.
EcoKITTY® Clumping Cat Litter by Ultra Pet, is an earth-friendly, eco-conscious, top-performing natural cat litter. It uses 100 percent natural biological and mineral components for best possible litter results. The unique biodegradable features of the litter provide an absorbrant rate of 600 percent and instantly form easy- to-scoop clumps.
Price: $18.99 – $22.99
Zogoflex® Dog Toys by West Paw are 100 percent zero-waste, meaning there is no excess material from manufacturing them. Additionally, all toys are infinitely recyclable through West Paw’s Join the Loop® program. Customers simply send back their “dog-tired” toys and they’ll clean and recycle them into new toys.
Price: $11.95 – $17.95
Molly Mutt took a different approach for designing their dog beds. Instead of filling it with traditional stuffing, owners can put an old blanket or clothes inside the mesh covering. They remain to be the leader in the industry with duvet covers that eliminate 100 percent of the energy and greenhouse gas emissions associated with other bedding.
Price: Starting at $45.00
An innovative and sustainable solution to indoor accidents, Dog Pads by WizSmart are made using over 120 million unused diapers per year. With a special formula that combines these recycled materials with Eucapet fiber, the pads are quick-drying and minimize odor. They keep floors and paws dry with Stay Put Adhesive Tabs, allowing owners to easily secure the pads to floors and walls as needed.
Price: Starting at $11.99
A company dedicated to creating recycled, naturally-sustainable and environmentally-friendly products, DefinePlanet makes a line of Hemp Toys for dogs. Hemp is a natural plant fiber that is derived without the use of any pesticides. It is a natural antibacterial, anti-microbial and is resistant to mold and mildew. These rope toys come in variety of styles, which are strong and durable.
Price: Starting at $7.99
Additional information, product samples, images and interview opportunities available upon request.
The American Pet Products Association (APPA) is the leading trade association serving the interests of the pet products industry since 1958. APPA membership includes more than 1,300 pet product manufacturers, their representatives, importers and livestock suppliers representing both large corporations and growing business enterprises. APPA’s mission is to promote, develop and advance pet ownership and the pet product industry and to provide the services necessary to help its members prosper. APPA is also proud to grow and support the industry through the following initiatives: Pets Add Life (PAL), Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) Pets and Vets Program, the Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI), The Pet Leadership Council (PLC), the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC), Bird Enjoyment and Advantage Koalition (BEAK), and the Pet Care Trust. Visit www.americanpetproducts.org for more information.