We’ve been making nutritious and delicious recipes for dogs for over 30 years now. As part of our commitment to keeping dogs as happy and healthy as possible, we also take responsibility for the impact our packaging and manufacturing processes can have on the environment. Over the past few years we’ve taken crucial steps towards using more sustainable materials, in turn helping our customers to recycle and also steps towards reducing our carbon pawprint.
We have removed the plastic shrink-wrap packaging from our tin multi-packs and replaced it with recyclable cardboard. Our boxes save up to 92 tonnes of plastic a year, which is equivalent to 4.2 million plastic bottles!
It is not just recyclable cardboard we use – our steel tins and foil trays are recyclable too. The steel tins can be easily and sustainably turned into new materials, like car parts, bicycles, or even more tins for Butcher’s tasty recipes! You’ll also find the packaging for our NEW treats range recyclable.
All of the recyclable cardboard we use is FSC certified: sourced from managed sustainable forests, where harvested trees are always replanted. It’s paws-itively fantastic news that all of the packaging for our nourishing food and treats for dogs is recyclable!
When our food for dogs is delivered to the retailer or to the charities we support, we use 100% recyclable plastic wrapping – so we know it is delivered safely but still fully recyclable.
It’s not just our packaging that’s eco-friendly, we’re always looking at improvements we can make in our head office and factory. Both are already energy efficient: all rain water is collected from the roof and used to power the toilets, and we harness solar energy with solar panels on the roof.
We’ve recently embarked on a sustainability project in our factory which is helping us to reduce our carbon footprint, saving 150 tonnes of carbon every year. It’s also helping us to generate 85% of our own electricity.
We hope that you can also help us to be more sustainable, by choosing Butcher’s Nourishing Food for Dogs!