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Happy Earth Day! Can you believe our planet is over 4.5 billion years old? That’s 31.5 billion in dog years! We know it can be tough to be eco-friendly 100% of the time, but with the weather getting warm and the sun staying out later, hopefully you’ll find some time to do a little gardening, keep the lights off longer, or take your pup for a walk.

Before you grab your leashes and shovels, though, check out some of our favorite brands who celebrate Earth Day all year round!

Open Farm

Open Farm is known for being one of the most transparent brands of pet food there is; but did you know they’re one of the most eco-friendly, too? Everything they do is done with sustainability in mind, which is why they’re so picky about where they source their ingredients from. They work with family farms who actively practice sustainable farming techniques, and refuse to settle for produce that isn’t organic or local. What really puts Open Farm ahead of the pack, though, is their careful support of our oceans. They partner with organizations like Ocean Wise and Seafood Watch to make sure they aren’t overfishing or hurting vulnerable species of marine life.

Open Farm is also working to make sustainable packaging since 95% of pet food bags aren’t recyclable. That’s why they partnered with TerraCycle–a company where you can ship your used bags for free to be recycled into new products. We think this is such a great idea that we’ll do the recycling for you! Just bring your empty Open Farm bags back to Two Bostons and we’ll take care of the rest.

Beco Pets

This is one of the newer brands to hit our shelves, and we think you’ll be just as excited as we are! The Beco Bowl is a feeding dish made completely from bamboo and rice husk–two of the most renewable resources in the world. What’s especially awesome about Beco Bowls is that none of the quality is lost during the sustainable production. It’s still just as durable, if not more, than other bowls, with the added benefit of being 100% biodegradable!

And did we mention it’s dishwasher safe?

Planet Dog

There’s a lot to love about Planet Dog, but one of our favorite things is that they live up to their name. In addition to the peppermint scented, non-toxic durability that they’re known for, they also strive to be eco-friendly! By choosing to make their products in the USA, they minimize harmful emissions from overseas transport, while also providing plenty of American jobs. Plus, when it’s time for your pup to get a new Planet Dog toy (since we all know nothing is indestructible!) you can even recycle the old one!

Earth Rated

Earth Rated does what they can to make poop pickup as easy as possible, whether on a walk with your dog or scooping your cat’s litter. All of their bags are made either from vegetable starches or recycled materials, and the scented ones use natural essential oils rather than artificial scents. The cores the rolls come on are made of recycled paper or packaging material, and any products that come off the line with imperfections are donated to shelters rather than being thrown away. It’s safe to say these bags are perfect for keeping both your yard and the Earth green!

Boxiecat

While we’re on the topic of poop, we just have to talk about our go-to litter, Boxiecat. We know kitty litter can be heavy, so think about all the overseas transport emissions waste they save by being made in the USA! They also use recyclable shipping boxes that are as closely fit to the bags as possible to eliminate any excess space or need for packing fillers. If you pay a visit to their offices, you’ll see their work environment is powered by 100% renewable energy, and the factories they use to make the litter, itself, all recycle. But perhaps most importantly, since it’s made from chemical-free, natural clumping clay, Boxiecat litter is completely biodegradable!

 

It’s pretty safe to say that green is one of our favorite colors, which is why these are just a few of the dozens of eco-friendly products we proudly partner with!

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