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A Step Towards Plastic Free – Our Pledge
Here at Butcher’s we’ve been making nutritious and delicious recipes for dogs for over 30 years now. But as part of our commitment to keep dogs as happy and healthy as possible, we also have to take responsibility for the impact our packaging can have on the environment. That’s why we’ve taken crucial steps towards using more sustainable materials, and in turn helping our customers to recycle.
This year, we removed the plastic shrink-wrap packaging from our can multi-packs, and replaced with recyclable and biodegradable cardboard. Our new boxes are the first of their kind in the pet care market to be manufactured in the UK, and could save up to 92 tonnes of plastic wrap per year. That’s equivalent to 4.2 million plastic bottles! Also, the cardboard we use is sourced from managed sustainable forests, where harvested trees are always replanted.
We didn’t just stop there – our steel cans and our 150g foil trays are plastic-free and 100% recyclable too. These metals can be easily and sustainably turned into new materials, like car parts, bicycles, or even more cans and trays!
Our 400g trays are made of 100% recyclable white plastic, which is much easier to recycle than black plastic. We’re also on track to make our 400g trays completely plastic-free by late 2019.
When our food for dogs is delivered to the retailer, we use 100% recyclable plastic wrapping – they have a comprehensive programme for recycling this material and other plastic that they receive.
It’s not just our packaging that’s eco-friendly. Our head office and manufacturing plant are both energy efficient. All rain water is collected from the roof and used to power the loos, and we harness solar energy with solar panels on the roof.
This is just the first step we’re taking in our mission to become 100% plastic free in the future. We hope that you can now make a pawsome choice by choosing Butcher’s food for dogs.