Introducing our fully recyclable dog food range

Amelia Oliver

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March 5, 2021

Working dog food in environmentally friendly packaging

Here at Skinner’s the environment is very important to us. We believe the world we live in needs looking after, which is why we have made some significant changes to help reduce our plastic waste and our carbon footprint.

An alternative to plastic packaging…

Our delicious new dog treats come in 100% recyclable, plastic free and compostable packaging, meaning you can treat your dog without feeling guilty about your impact on the environment.

The packaging for these British made, irresistible treats is made using an award-winning material: Earthpouch – an environmentally friendly, stand-up bag which is plastic free!

Here are some of the benefits to this fantastic pouch:

  • It is 100% plastic free!
  • It is compostable.
  • It can be recycled with your paper waste once your dog has enjoyed all the delicious treats.
  • It has a grease, water, and moisture resistant barrier – perfect for keeping our delicious treats fresh and protected!
  • Is it environmentally friendly.
  • It is manufactured from a renewable material source.

We’re sure you can see why we chose this award-winning packaging for our new treats. With a pouch that looks and feels fantastic, is environmentally friendly, and is super easy to dispose of; what’s not to love?!

We have 3 different treats to choose from, each hand baked by real bakers in wood fired ovens! Our Digestive & Dental treats have an appealing minty aroma as soon as you open the bag. The crunch of our Joint & Conditioning treats makes it hard for any dog to resist, or perhaps you’d like to try our Cognitive Training Treats; deliciously moist and easy to break in half, making them ideal for training!

What is Tetra Pak and why do we use it?

We are very proud that our new wet dog food range also uses fully recyclable packaging; Tetra Pak. These new compact cartons contain 390g of wet food – the same amount as a standard size can, tray or pouch, making them efficient to store, serve, wash, squash and recycle.

Whilst Tetra Pak not only looks great, it is also the perfect way to store and transport our wet foods, not to mention its positive impact on the environment! Here are some interesting facts:

  • It is widely recyclable in the UK, due to being made from over 70% paperboard.
  • 100% of Tetra Recart packages are FSC™ certified. This guarantees that the paperboard used in Tetra Recart® carton packages comes from responsibly managed forests and other controlled sources.*
  • Tetra Pak has its own recycling plant in the UK, meaning that our cartons don’t just end their life once they have served your dog’s food. They can be reused to make envelopes, paper carrier bags and even printing paper, just to name a few!
  • They keep our food fresh!
  • The carbon emissions from Tetra Recart® over the lifetime of the package are 81% lower** than those of steel cans and glass jars.
  • They are efficient to transport because of their rectangular shape and light weight. Six to ten times more empty Tetra Recart® carton packages can be transported on a single truck compared with cans. When it comes to filled packages, you can get 10–20% more units per truck compared with cans*. Meaning less trucks on the road, helping us (and you) to reduce our carbon footprint!
  • In many cases, Tetra Pak can go into your recycling bin, otherwise it can be collected at your local recycle centre; you can find your closest here.

To learn more about the benefits of Tetra Pak, and to see the positive impact it’s having on the environment, watch the video below:

Our tasty grain-free wet diets can be fed just as they are as a complete diet, or as a ‘topper’ on any of our dry foods. They are all highly palatable, making them particularly suitable for fussy eaters, older dogs or dogs recovering from illness or after intense activity. Available in 3 different diets; Puppy & Junior Chicken & Rice, Chicken & Root Veg, Salmon & Steamed Veg and Lamb & Root Veg – you’re sure to find one your dog will love!

That’s not all…

We are mindful of our carbon footprint, which is why we don’t want to just stop at recyclable packaging for our new products.

We have also updated our dry Field & Trial packaging with a new look and chosen fully recyclable packaging!

Our 15kg bags are 100% recyclable and made out of ‘4’ Low-Density Polyethylene (LDPE) plastic – one of the most recycled plastics. LDPE can be turned into all kinds of new things, including bin bags, and other new packaging.

Our 2.5kg paper bags are 100% recyclable and FSC certified.

*For more information, please visit www.tetrapak.com

**Life Cycle Assessment of food packaging, Europe 2017

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