Brands like Cycle Dog and SodaPup offer more than a toy. They offer a greener lifestyle with toys that are good for the environment. Le Sharma Trading and Planet Dog use BPA-free materials, with Planet Dog being thePet Sustainability Coalition founder. P.L.A.Y Pet Lifestyle provides safe, eco-friendly dog toys using AZO-free dyes. West Paw features FDA-compliant plastic compounds in all their dog toys, which are also are recyclable.
A recent survey by Packaged Facts on durable dog toys and pet care products in the U.S. adds that 40 percent of pet parents choose dog toys based on whether their dog would enjoy them.
Dog toys comprise one of the largest categories of durable pet care products and take up as much as 28 percent of the overall market. While canine enjoyment ranks up there as a key element of a popular dog toy, manufacturers are notching up the importance of purchasing an eco-friendly dog toy that is non-toxic, chemical-free, and lead-free.
Sustainable dog toys include recyclable, up-cycled, fair-trade, chemical-free organic, compostable, and made in the USA. Pet parents are demanding that product development embraces green businesses. As climate change becomes problematic, dog toy companies are looking at ways supply chains, energy, and waste saving measures are approached.
Planet Dog and Orbee-tuff RecycleTOYS line, which carries Recycle Balls and Bones, was designed to re-use 100 percent of all excess material that the company says it uses for the injection molding process.
SodaPup also produces environmentally friendly toys and is made from a natural compound that is sustainably harvested from the Rubber tree. Good for super chewers, SodaPup dog toys are FDA compliant, non-toxic and safe for all dogs. P.L.A.Y Lifestyle dog toys manufacture eco-friendly dog toys that are of the same standard as children’s toys. This brand is durable and planet-friendly, using non-toxic AZO-free dyes, and meeting the requirements for EN71 – Part 1, 2, 3 & 9 (EU), ASTM F963 (US) toy safety standards, and REACH – SVHC.
Eco-friendly Interactive Dog Toys
Eco-friendly means you care about the environment and that products are all-natural, without dangerous chemicals. By purchasing an eco-friendly product like a dog toy, you’ll be improving your quality of life and helping the world protect our environment. Examples of eco-friendly dog products include dog toy brands like West Paw.
Plush toys from the brandWest Paw Design are filled with IntelliLoft, a soft stuffing or filler comprised of recycled plastic bottles. These use eight times less energy than a similar material made from natural resources. These toys are all machine washable and so are easy-to-clean.