In the spotlight: greener pet products
Sustainability is our goal
Why don't we use the term 'environmentally-friendly' products?
Why choose environmentally-friendly products?
Greener pet products
Sustainability at Flamingo
Our range of greener products:
- Home compostable poop bags: These bags are made from plant-based materials and are home compostable. This allows them to be thrown on the home compost heap after use.
- Sustainable dog and cat baskets: We offer recycled cat toilets and transport boxes made from recycled plastic and dog baskets and cushions made from recycled materials such as polyester fibre.
- Recycled feeding bowls: Flamingo offers several types of feeding bowls made from recycled material, such as recycled glass and plastic.
Home compostable poop bags
Toys made of natural rubber
Tips for switching to alternative pet products
- Start with small steps: It can be overwhelming to suddenly replace all of your pet's products with more sustainable alternatives. Start with one product, such as a compostable cat litter, and then gradually expand your own small product range.
- Look for certifications: There are several certifications for greener products, such as the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) for wood products. Look for these certifications when buying products so you can be sure they are sustainable.
- Choose recycled or compostable products: Choosing products made from recycled materials or that are compostable reduce the amount of waste your pet generates and contributes to a smaller ecological footprint.
- Help your four-legged friend get used to new products: Pets can sometimes have trouble switching to new products. For example, if you switch to compostable cat litter, gradually mix the new litter with the old one so your cat can get used to the new smell and texture.
- Be patient: It may take some time to find the right products for your pet. Try different brands and types and be patient during the process.
- Share your experiences: Spread the word about your switch to greener products and share your experiences. This can inspire others to make their own contributions to a greener world!
Frequently asked questions at a glance
What are the benefits of using greener pet products?
Are greener pet products more expensive than traditional pet products?
Sometimes greener alternatives can be more expensive than traditional pet products because sustainable materials may have higher production costs. However, the cost of greener pet products can be offset over time by the products' longer lifespan and positive impact on the environment.
Are greener pet products safe for pets?
Greener alternatives are often made from sustainable materials that are safe for pets.
Are there any disadvantages to using more sustainable pet supplies?
One potential disadvantage of using more sustainable pet supplies is that some pets may have a preference for a specific type of toy or food, regardless of whether it's more sustainable or not.