Earth Day 2022 marks the launch of our new 100% recyclable packages. In the past, like many manufacturers, we sourced our packaging from China. While the cost might look attractive, moving funds outside of Canada, shipping plastic pouches across the Pacific and knowing that they will end up in a Canadian landfill, river or beach, has negative impacts on our economy, on our carbon footprint, and our environment. We knew we needed to make a change!
We have partnered with two incredible Canadian digital printers: ePac flexible packaging in Vancouver, BC & Rootree in Burlington, Ontario. Together, we tested new plastic films and constructed a custom-designed package for Foley Dog Treat Company. We have created a plastic pouch made with 100% HDPE – Recycling #2 Plastic – that can be recycled in your municipal blue bin or an in-store soft plastic recycling program, depending where you live. The recycled pouches are chipped into pellets to create post-consumer plastic materials and the cycle continues - thereby closing the loop. The money stays in Canada, the shipping is a fraction by comparison, and the pouches stay out of the landfill. This new package not only meets our environmental goals, but has the rigidity and look desired for our premium baked treats.
As we take stock on Earth Day we are proud to proclaim:
- We are a Canadian, family owned company.
- We source Canadian human grade ingredients.
- We bake, package, and ship all our treats from our facility on Vancouver Island.
- We are a certified Living Wage employer.
- We source & print all our packaging from Canadian printers.
- All our packaging is 100% recyclable.
When you purchase our premium baked treats, you are confirming your values align with ours and we thank you for your support.
Choose Green. Shop Canadian. Treat Healthy.