Let’s face it, some cats are just plain fussy, and some of us can’t run to the extra expense of organic tinned pet food.
So chances are as a pet owner, you will inevitably find that you will have in your possession some cat food pouches and pondering the environmental impact of putting these in the bin once empty. Landfill is so last year – we need to cut back on what we are consuming, and rethink how we are disposing of our ‘waste’.
Did you know that you can recycle your cat food pouches with terracycle?
Think on however, as both the plasticky cat food pouched and cat treat pouches can indeed be recycled with the help of the ever wonderful Terracycle – you just search here https://www.terracycle.com/en-GB/brigades/petfood for you local Terracycle drop-off, wash and dry the pet food packaging, drop off – and Terracycle will do the rest.
We are fortunate that our local council do pick up cat food tins in our own roadside recycling boxes, however, Kipper really loves a cat treat – Dreamies – the kids love treating him a couple of times a month too – so inevitably we have the plastic pouches to get rid of too, and I can’t face putting them in the bin, hence this is where Terracycle comes in for us! Locally to us, Mitcham Cats Protection collects for Terracycle.
Once collected by Terracycle from the designated drop off points, the plastic pet food packaging are sorted, shredded and washed. Food residue is composted (but honestly, it’s just good manners to wash and dry the pet food/ pet treach pouches before you send them off. The material is then densified into hard-granulated plastic granules by Terracycle. The granules are then extruded so they can be incorporated into the production of different plastic products such as new fence posts and reformed benches.
Why not get together with neighbours who are also looking at recycling their cat food pouches, or coffee pouches, like Hasbean coffees, Terracycle is a great service!
Mitcham Cats Protection would really love your support and help in sharing their fundraiser/photo competition if you can please. Details can be found on their Facebook page or on Just Giving at:
Feel free to enter as many times as you like and to share with fellow cat lovers who love nothing more than showing other people photos of their furtastic felines!
About Cats Protection
Cats Protection is the UK’s leading feline welfare charity. They help around 200,000 cats and kittens every year through their network of 250 volunteer-run branches over 30 centres. They find homes for cats, promote the benefits of neutering and produce a wide range of cat care information for owners.
Lucky Kipper has his own instagram HIGHLIGHTS saved on my @incredibusy feed. So be sure to follow for more feline news.