‘Eco-friendly’ and ‘Sustainable’ are two terms that we want to see more of in the pet industry. Eco-friendly translates to Earth-friendly. Buying sustainable products means that you are purchasing goods that won’t hurt our environment, by having less impact and energy to our environment. As pet owners, it is our responsibility to give our furry friends the highest quality of life, and this should not exclude how we treat our planet. So what does this mean and how can we participate?
An obvious benefit of using natural and non-toxic products is that your pets overall health will be improved. Eco-friendly pet products do not contain any dangerous chemicals that could result in irritation to your pets skin. When using harsh chemicals, there is always a risk of side effects that can be caused that have been scientifically-proven to lead to a shorter lifespan.
Did you know that even fabrics with plastic like materials can shed microplastics every time they are washed? There are many alternatives to products that are commonly made of plastics, and they are way less harmful to our environment such as being recyclable, biodegradable and compostable.
A carbon footprint is the total amount of greenhouse gasses, including carbon dioxide, that are generated by our actions. These gasses trap heat in the atmosphere which is a cause of global warming. Everyone can easily reduce their carbon footprint with a few simple changes; waste less, recycle and shop sustainably. At paws + Purpose, our eco-friendly pet products use recyclable, organic and chemical-free materials for your pet to enjoy. By purchasing a sustainable pet product, you are participating to help improve our environment.
There are so many reasons why it is important to support local businesses. When you shop locally, it is keeping dollars in the local economy compared to chain stores. This recycles a much larger share of their revenue back into the local economy, supplementing the community as a whole. Supporting local businesses also supports the communities well-being!
When you purchase eco-friendly products from Paws + Purpose:
Not only will your contribution be helping the planet little by little, but with every purchase, we dedicate 10% of our profits to local and international rescue organizations. So your purchase helps other pets in need too! We stand for quality and integrity so in the long run, you will be saving money because the quality of our products will last longer. We make sure our pet products are organic, fair trade and recyclable.