FORT COLLINS, COLO. — PetDine announced Nov. 9 it has transitioned to using bottles, stand-up resealable pouches (SURPs) and scoops with post-consumer resin (PCR) materials as part of its ongoing initiatives to make its products and operations more environmentally friendly.

All plastic jars and bottles purchased by the company’s Illinois and Colorado facilities will contain PCR content by 2023. The move is expected to eliminate 263,565 lbs of landfill waste per year.

“In July, PetDine announced a series of measurable, strategic initiatives to be the driving force for heightened sustainability within our operational footprint,” said Amelia Den Boer, sustainability manager at PetDine. “As we reach our sustainability targets, we will continue to find more, innovative ways to promote and strengthen sustainability in the pet industry and specifically within pet product manufacturing. PetDine takes seriously the responsibility to multiply global impact by offering clients, consumers and pets sustainable solutions that protect our planet and make it a healthy habitat for all.”

The company also shared any PCR-inclusive packaging materials sourced by PetDine will be tested by its quality assurance team.

“PetDine holds itself accountable and actively pursues ‘made better’ options for all pet supplements and treats we manufacture,” said Tirrel Miller, who was recently promoted to director of quality at PetDine. “This initiative is an investment in helping our environment, providing more sustainability opportunities for our clients, and, ultimately, exceeding client and end-customer expectations with the highest quality product packaging—all of which is how we and our clients can flourish in the pet industry.”

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