ROCKLIN, Calif., June 16, 2022 — All-natural dog treat manufacturer Campfire Treats joins America’s most environmentally conscious pet food companies by attaining plastic neutral certification through a new partnership with rePurpose Global — the world's leading plastic action platform.
Global plastic production has reached a mind-boggling 400 million tons — a figure set to double by 2040. According to the Pet Sustainability Coalition, the U.S. pet food industry alone produces an estimated 300 million pounds of multi-laminate plastic packaging annually. Less than 10% of plastic produced ever gets recycled at all, making it one of the most widespread environmental pollutants.
“We are poisoning our planet, food chains and ultimately ourselves with toxic plastic waste. We must act now! We are therefore excited that the partnership with rePurpose Global allows us to offset the single-use plastic we can’t yet replace with environmentally friendly alternatives,” says Campfire Treats’ President & Co-Founder Marko Wittich.
Through the partnership, Campfire Treats is funding the removal of as much plastic from the environment as the company’s operation uses to produce and pack its premium dog treats and chews. In their joint project, Campfire Treats and rePurpose Global are focusing their efforts on the removal of coastal plastic waste which would otherwise wash into the ocean, further polluting already endangered maritime ecosystems.
“We’re thrilled to see Campfire Treats rally around sustainable action and take the admirable step to implement some necessary changes to their operations. Their pledge to sustainability, starting with Plastic Neutrality, is one we’re sure will inspire other businesses as well” says Svanika Balasubramanian, rePurpose Global’s Chief Executive Officer.
Having already transitioned to plastic-free, 100% biodegradable and fully recyclable shipping materials in 2021, Campfire Treats is committed to keep reducing (and eventually entirely stop) the use of conventional single-use plastics.
“My hope is that more and more consumers will demand plastic neutral certified products, effectively forcing manufacturers who have not yet made sustainability a priority to increase their efforts” says Wittich. “We can only turn the tide in the battle against plastic pollution if we all join forces.”
More About Campfire Treats Founded in 2017 in Rocklin, California, Campfire Treats offers one of the largest selections of all-natural, single-ingredient dog treats and chews made on the West Coast. Committed to the highest quality and animal welfare standards, the company sources all ingredients from U.S. farms and fisheries and uses no additives or preservatives in their products. Campfire Treats is also certified plastic neutral. For more information about Campfire Treats and available products for purchase, visitCampfireTreats.com. You can also find Campfire Treats onFacebook,InstagramandPinterest.
More About rePurpose Global rePurpose Global is the World's First Plastic Credit Platform dedicated to making environmental action accessible for purposeful companies worldwide. Their one-stop solution empowers anybody to go Plastic Neutral by financing plastic waste management and mitigation projects worldwide.
Since inception, rePurpose Global has created environmental impact for people across 26 countries and 100+ purposeful brands, ranging from up-and-coming SMEs to global Fortune 500s. In doing so, the coalition is positively impacting and touching the lives of 9,500+ marginalized waste workers and community members worldwide.