In an industry first, Paleo Ridge, one of the UK’s leading producers of high-quality raw dog food, is celebrating an environmental benchmark of 98% of the company’s packaging now being recyclable or compostable.
Over the last three years, the business has converted an additional 9% of its non-recyclable and non-compostable packaging to achieve this milestone. This rapid improvement represents a sustained effort from Paleo Ridge to safeguard the environment and respond to consumer demands for eco-friendly product packaging.
What’s been improved?
A series of projects have supported the achievement, including the launch of new packaging for the Paleo Ridge Classic and DIY ranges last year which saw several products switch from non-recyclable bags to recyclable boxes. Launched this year, the new Classic Mini range is also packaged in fully recyclable pouches, making feeding raw more convenient while also protecting the environment.
Additionally, Paleo Ridge has made improvements to the sustainability of its delivery-box packaging, using an eco-friendly insulation and void fill solution. By using a paper void fill, made from 100% recycled paper, bubble wrap is no longer required, significantly reducing the waste created by packaging which would otherwise end up in landfill.
The transition to environmentally friendly WoolCool®, an effective and sustainable alternative to polystyrene when transporting frozen products, has ensured that Paleo Ridge has considered all aspects of delivery packaging from an environmental perspective. A return service for WoolCool® liners delivered through Paleo Ridge, saw 2,000 WoolCool strips being reused in 2019, rising steeply to 9,000 WoolCool strips in 2020, and nearly 8,000 strips reused so far in 2021.
Tyler Daly, Chief Executive Officer of Paleo Ridge says: “As a company we’re obsessed not only with the quality of our food, but with minimising our impact on the environment. We’re committed to reducing our environmental impact in every aspect of our business. We are immensely proud of our progress in recent years which has allowed us to reach this significant milestone.”
“The importance of sustainable packaging is immense and we have always attracted customers looking for a company that’s environmentally responsible with their packaging choices. The demand for our products has more than doubled in the past year and we have worked hard to ensure that we not only maintain but increase our level of environmentally friendly packaging.”
“We are committed to bolstering this high level of sustainability in the coming years and will continue to look for ways to reduce our impact on the environment.”