The Pet industry has a sustainability problem. This is primarily down to the over dependence on mass produced low quality products and ingredients. Consumers are now demanding more from brands and retailers. Our mission at EkoPet is to offer you only products that are beneficial to our pets and planet.
Seaweed is the secret weapon to combat climate change. It is a sustainable resource that produces oxygen, captures carbon. Scientists are now starting to understand why exactly seaweed is such a superfood, which is due to the presence of key functional molecules including a range of polysaccharides, proteins, in addition to the vitamins and minerals present.
Recycled fishing nets
Discarded fishing nets continue to catch marine life, as it is designed to do. This has a severe impact on local ecosystems. These nets can be removed from the ocean and recycled into high quality fabrics and fillings.
Ocean bound plastic
An estimated 8 million metric tons of plastic waste ends up in our oceans every year. Aquatic life and seabirds mistake these fragments for food and ingest it which causes severe health issues and death. Many of the products we offer at Ekopet are made from fabric that is produced using recycled ocean bound plastic.
Fashion production makes up 10% of humanity’s carbon emissions.The industry is the second largest consumer of the world’s water supply. Many of the beds and toys we offer at Ekopet use shredded & cleaned recycled clothes as filling.
A significant amount of traditional leather is used and often destined for landfill. Mass produced and chemically tanned leather uses extremely toxic chemicals, many of which are known carcinogens. All leather products in our Ekopet shop are either vegan or sustainably produced.