We are proud of our little number 7 recycled symbol!

Posted May 11, 2010

You can rest easy, knowing that Zogoflex toys are safe, non-toxic and free of bisphenol A (BPA).

Zogoflex® dog toys are made from a proprietary plastic that falls under the #7 recycling ID code (♹). There are quite a few plastics that fall under #7 - and some aren’t safe like Zogoflex -so we wanted to share some information that may be helpful.

The recycling plastic symbols are not intended to be safety indicators. They are simply intended to help with the classification of plastics for recycling. In 1988 when the Society of the Plastic Industry (SPI) created symbols for some of the most commonly used recycled plastic resins, they sorted the most common plastic into six groups.  For all the other resins that didn’t fit into any of the first six categories, they created an additional “other” category... which is #7.  According to the SPI, they are working to refine the #7 category and create more symbols.


For now, the #7 group is much like that catch-all kitchen drawer in your home -- full of many different plastic resins that didn't fit nicely into one of the other drawers.  And similar to that catch-all kitchen drawer... there are some great things stored among all the clutter that you love.  


Zogoflex is a type of plastic (even though it feels like a rubber material) that we use to make our guaranteed tough dog toys. We are happy to report that Zogoflex® is non-toxic and FDA compliant. These made in the USA dog toys do NOT contain (nor do any of its components contain) any known sources of lead, cadmium, mercury, latex, natural rubber, phthalates, hormones, Bisphenol A (BPA), or asbestos.  


The fact that Zogoflex is a plastic is the reason why these interactive dog toys bounce, float, and are so durable -- we even guarantee them against dog damage!  Not only that, but since they are recyclable, the manufacturing process is virtually waste free. Learn how you can recycle your old Zogoflex dog toy in the Join the Loop® recycling program.


Bumi dog toy with recycle symbol