Press release: Campfire Treats
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 percent 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,” said Marko Wittich, president and co-founder of Campfire Treats.
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,” said Svanika Balasubramanian, rePurpose Global’s chief executive officer.
Having already transitioned to plastic-free, 100 percent 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,” noted Wittich. “We can only turn the tide in the battle against plastic pollution if we all join forces.”