Learn more about how West Paw Design is Eco Friendly and green
How is West Paw Design Eco Friendly?!?
Find out here - what makes West Paw Design environmentally friendly and how is West Paw continuing to grow green!
Want to learn more about what makes West Paw Design eco friendly? Well, you are at the right place!
At West Paw Design, we believe in making a commitment to the environment! We...
Minimize Waste: Not only have we developed a manufacturing process that minimizes waste (currently as low as 2.4%!) we also took it into consideration when designing our state-of-the-art building. It was constructed using the latest developments in energy efficient design in 2001. In our building expansion in 2009 and 2010, the original back walls of the building were moved and reused in the new structure, reclaiming 175 tons of concrete.
Re-use and recycle materials throughout our manufacturing process: Scrap materials are used to create new pet toys; Reclaimed and reused old boxes are utilized to store finished goods rather than plastic manufacturing totes (many reused boxes at our facility were even previously used to ship bananas before coming here - now that's a lot of reusing). We also incorporate recycled material in our shipping boxes.
West Paw uses eco friendly components in our products, like...
IntelliLoft®: We utilize recycled IntelliLoft fibers that are derived from recycled plastic bottles in all of our cat and dog beds and many of our pet toys. Learn More about IntelliLoft®.
Organic Cotton: Making organic cotton an option in our pet bumper bed® line lets our customers choose to purchase a "greener" option pet bed.
Reclaimed Cotton: Offering dog sweaters made from reclaimed cotton utilizes a resource that already exists, which reduces waste, adds no new chemicals, and saves water. Learn more about reclaimed cotton.
Zogoflex: Is super durable and made to be 100% recyclable. Dog toys made of this material will last a lifetime, and if it doesn't - it is guaranteed! You get your choice of your money back or free replacement (one-time) and the dog toy gets recycled! Learn more about Zogoflex®
Packaging: Even our packaging is made from recycled content that is recyclable! All items have a minimum of 30% recycled content, but most tags and packaging are 100% post-consumer recycled paper stock. Recycled PETE (1) plastic is used in the packaging on our Jive®, Hurley®, Tux®, Tizzi™ and Būmi® toys - which means that not only is the toy recyclable, but so is the packaging! All of our office paper, packaging, envelopes, letterhead, etc. also contains at least 30%, but even most of these items are 100% recycled content too.
Going Green is not a new fad, it is who we are and how we live! From incorporating technology to help our office go paperless, to recycling magazines, paper, plastic, and aluminum cans in our breakroom. We strive to make a minimal impact every day and continue to look for more ways to grow even more green! It shows that we like our environment and want to keep our Earth a clean planet for all!
West Paw Design is approved by: Green America, Conscious Consumer Marketplace, and has been mentioned and endorsed by many other organizations. West Paw Design even offers pet toys and pet beds that are not only eco-friendly, but 3rd party certified safe by Öko-Tex Standard 100. Customers can buy with confidence, knowing that our products are made in the USA, eco-friendly, and safe for everyone they love in their home! Öko-Tex is an ecological certifier that rigorously test every part of the toys and beds for over 100 potentially harmful substances. From the fabric, thread, cushion, and zipper of a bed to the the squeakers and bells in the toys - it is all SAFE!
Join the Loop™ recycling program: West Paw Design has even gone so far to offer a closed loop recycling program, so that qualified products never need to be thrown away... ever! Customers simply send back these recyclable products, and West Paw Design covers the recycling cost! Learn more about this eco-forward program.
We are always striving to minimize our waste and discover new ways to improve our eco-conscious company. We thank you, for doing well... and supporting green with everything you do!