Why We Care
We care about dogs and we care about the planet. And we make sure this is reflected in all of our products. A lot of products are manufactured with synthetic materials and ingredients which only contributes to climate change and environmental degradation. And knowing that 91% of plastics that end up in the environment are non-recyclable is enough for us to find better ways to package our products.
The first step in solve this problem is to NOT be a part of it.
What our products are packaged in is just as environmentally impactful as the ingredients they are made of. While glass is an environmentally friendly choice, it's heavy to ship and demands a lot of fossil fuels. And metals require a lot of energy to manufacture and can leach harmful chemicals into the ground.
What We're Doing
We chose 100% recycled plastic containers for Four Leaf Rover products. It requires much less energy and water to manufacture than other plastic types. The PET plastic we use is BPA free and is globally recognized and tested as a safe, easily recycled packaging material.
A recent Life Cycle Analysis done by the Allied Development Corporation studied the environmental footprint and greenhouse gas emissions of PET. Compared to aluminum cans and glass jars, PET plastic was found to be the best alternative. When it came to greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption PET containers had the best performance. Lightweight PET containers need fewer raw materials to produce, less fuel for transport and are still completely recyclable into carpets, T-shirts, shoes, luggage, automotive parts and more. Best part? There is no new plastic being created.
Our ingredients are also very carefully chosen. While they must benefit your dog, they must also be sustainably grown, kind to animals and plants, come without harmful pesticides and chemicals that can hurt our planet. It’s just the right thing to do.