Sponsored Post¦ We’re a nation of pet lovers; I have to admit I don’t know many people without one! According to the RSPCA, just half of us have one. There are many benefits of pet ownership. If you’ve followed my blog/social media for a while, you’ll be familiar with our cat Maisie. Like in many households across the country, we found she was very helpful to our mental health during lockdown. Of course, if you have a dog, they’re great for your physical health too! However, as great as pets are, they can really affect our impact on the environment.
Did you know that pets are responsible for a quarter of greenhouse emissions caused by animal agriculture? I was quite surprised initially. However, I then thought about the fact that unlike the other changes I’ve made to use less plastic and live greener, alternative options haven’t really been available when it comes to pet products.
Here are some ways you can make a difference:
When I think about the biggest impact on the environment with our cat, it’s got to be her pet food pouches! Every day we’re throwing away single use plastic. Therefore, I was pleased to hear that high quality pet food brand Vet’s Kitchen are making the move to recyclable packaging! They have already reduced their plastic usage by 27% on some lines (and 17% across the range). However, they’re aiming to make all their packaging recyclable over the course of the next two years, starting with dry dog food from October. This is part of a re-branding strategy and will also include an OPRL (on-package recycling label) to encourage their customers to responsibly dispose of their packaging.
I already held Vet’s Kitchen in high-esteem, as they have a good reputation for developing quality food with food especially tailored to the nutritional needs of cats and dogs, as well for many ailments. As the name suggests, they have their own in-house vets who work on these products. With their focus on natural, nutritious and local, this re-brand with recyclable packaging makes total sense and I hope other similar companies will follow suit.
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Welcome to my blog! I'm Laura, a 28 year old first time mum. I live in Kent with my high school sweetheart husband Dave, and our daughter Autumn. When she came into the world in September 2016, we knew that life would never be the same again!
I write about my experiences of parenting, as well as my plethora of interests including fashion, beauty, cars, weddings and the home.
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