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Recyclable packaging for All The Best products

All The Best is switching to recyclable plastic for our own products

All the Best Pet Care is working toward offering more sustainable products for dogs and cats by using recyclable packaging for our own products. At this point, most municipalities that our stores are in do not accept recyclable plastic bags. However, All The Best packages with the “Return this bag to be recycled” logo shown below can be returned to our stores to be recycled.

Why All The Best collects recyclable plastic bags

The vast majority of plastic packaging is currently not recycled. This is partly because currently, plastic recycling systems vary and are confusing. The available information on current best practices for manufacturers can be contradictory and inconclusive. Fortunately, we are able to partner with the Pet Sustainability Coalition. They have the expertise to assess options and make optimal recommendations in light of the ongoing change and improvement in recycling systems.

Currently, we are accepting these bags for recycling:

  • All The Best and Wisely bags that have our recycling logo on the front (shown at right). We move every possible product to recyclable packaging every time we reorder bags.
  • Stella & Chewy’s and Earth Animal bags that have the How2Recycle logo on the front
  • Steve’s Real Food bags that have the number 4 with recycling arrows around it on the back
  • All bags must be clean and dry, please!

 

Return your TerraCycle pet food packaging to All The Best

Look for the TerraCycle symbol on Nulo Challenger and Open Farm bags. Any clean, empty pet food bags with this logo can be returned to All The Best, and we’ll return them to be recycled.

Recycle Elasti Tag bands at All The Best

Elasti Tag bands similar to those used on All The Best’s Kathmandu Chews are recyclable using the Tag Back program. The tags are ground up and made into plastic lumber. Feel free to leave these tags with us at the register; we’ll take care of the rest!

 

All The Best’s other sustainable initiatives

Additional steps we are taking to be the Greater Seattle area’s most sustainable pet stores

In addition to moving toward recyclable packaging for dog and cat food and treats, our own sustainability committee continues to pursue ways – both large and small – to be better stewards of our environment and better leaders in our communities.

All The Best promotes sustainability by:

  • using compostable bags for our bulk bars
  • providing paper bags made of recycled content
  • encouraging customers to bring reusable bags
  • only printing receipts when requested by customers
  • using BPA-free recyclable paper for receipts
  • offering sustainable and insect proteins products in our treats and food sections
  • assessing the sourcing of brands we carry
  • incorporating sustainability into our own office practices

Brands we carry that are Pet Sustainability Committee Accredited brands:

  • Animal Essentials
  • Austin & Kat
  • Earth Animal
  • InClover
  • Northwest Naturals
  • Stella & Chewy’s
  • The Natural Dog Company
  • Wellness

 

Suppliers we work with who also participate in the Pet Sustainability Coalition:

  • Animal Essentials
  • Bocce’s Bakery
  • Champion Pet Foods
  • Cosmic Pet
  • Dharma Dog & Karma Cat
  • Earth Animal
  • EarthBath
  • Earth Rated
  • FabDog
  • InClover
  • Instinct
  • Kong
  • Mammoth
  • Northwest Naturals
  • Nulo
  • Open Farm
  • Stella & Chewy’s
  • Sustainably Yours
  • The Honest Kitchen
  • The Natural Dog Company
  • Wellness
  • Weruva