BOULDER, COLO. — The Pet Sustainability Coalition (PSC) announced Nov. 29 the addition of two new board members to support its pet industry mission.
Dustin Dover, chief operating officer at MFiber, and Brian Steinwagner, executive vice president of business development at Morris Packaging, have both joined the board. Both MFiber, a raw ingredient supplier, and Morris Packaging, a sustainable packaging supplier, have partnered with PSC in the past.
“With a growing community of suppliers, now representing 22% of our total member community, we felt it important to have their perspective represented at the board level,” said Caitlyn Dudas, executive director of PSC. “Dustin and Brian not only bring a diverse perspective to our advisory board, but they are also exceptionally mission aligned and have been highly active as members of the Coalition."
MFiber’s non-chemically processed fiber ingredients from miscanthus grass were found to be more environmentally friendly than powdered cellulose in a recent Life Cycle Analysis conducted by PSC. This includes using 85% less fossil fuel, 87% less greenhouse gas emissions, and 98% less water consumption compared to powdered cellulose.
“It’s an honor to have been chosen to serve with the amazing industry leaders involved with PSC,” Dover said. “The work that the Pet Sustainability Coalition does is important to our industry, and they have proven themselves to be the premier leader in all things sustainable. I believe my representation of the supply side will be helpful because long term sustainability must start with ingredients and supplies. I am excited to get to work.”
According to PSC, Morris Packaging was the first packaging provider to bring both post-consumer resins (PCR) and recyclable packaging to the market.
"It is truly an honor to be asked to join the PSC family,” Steinwagner said. “I look forward to continuing the legacy the current and past leadership has started and continue to grow.”
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