To put it simply: recycled polyester performs just as well as virgin polyester but requires way less resources to make.
Let’s dig a little deeper…
Our beds are made from pre and post-consumer plastic waste.
This rescues unwanted factory offcuts and gives discarded plastic bottles a second life, saving them from clogging up landfills and polluting our beautiful oceans.
This plastic waste is turned into the raw material, Recycled PET. We use this to create our recycled polyester for our covers and fillings.
Recycled PET is created by collecting, sorting and melting plastic bottles down into flakes. These are then spun into recycled polyester yarn for our covers and recycled polyester fibre for our inners.
Here’s where it gets really good: Recycled polyester uses significantly less water and energy in the production process. It also creates less Co2 emissions and prevents further extraction of non-renewable resources like crude oil.
The 100% RPET filling in our beds is part of a closed loop system that can be recycled again and again and again and again and again… you get the picture.
Oh and one more thing, our filling is certified by the GRS (Global Recycled Standard) who work towards increasing the use of recycled materials in products – a mission we’re totally onboard with.
By choosing recycled polyester, we’re able to deliver a product with the quality and durability
you would expect from your dog bed, but with a smaller environmental footprint.