(BOZEMAN, MONTANA) West Paw set sail on a new eco-venture by creating a collection of safe, non-toxic pet toys and feeding accessories that save plastic from winding up in our oceans. Made with Seaflex, an exclusive blend of reclaimed and recycled ocean-bound plastic and zero-waste Zogoflex®material.
Millions of tons of plastic head for the ocean every year—bad news for the planet but thanks to a collaboration with Oceanworks, West Paw is able to safely and responsibly source ocean-bound plastic from threatened coastal areas in Central America and make them into things dogs love.
“We are inspired to use the power of business to help solve environmental and social challenges,” says Spencer Williams, Owner and CEO, West Paw. “By developing innovative materials like Seaflex, that can be turned into durable pet toys and household goods while helping stop plastic from reaching the ocean, we intend to be a part of the solution.”
“As animal lovers ourselves, we were thrilled to assist West Paw in their creation of high-quality, sustainable pet accessories," said Vanessa Coleman, CEO, Oceanworks. “West Paw's drive to create this new collection showcases their forward thinking and commitment to doing their part to keep plastic out of the ocean.”
+ New Swirl technology means every toy color is as unique as a seashell.
+ Floatable toys available in three colors and ocean Inspired texture: Surf, Emerald, and Hibiscus.
Drifty™- Built for Moderate chewers
Sailz™ - Built for Moderate chewers
Snorkl™ - Built for Moderate chewers
+ Bowl and mat available in marine (blue), and sea fog (grey).
Made Responsibly in Bozeman,Montana
TRANSPARENCY IN SOURCING & SUSTAINABLE CHOICES
Oceanworks is the global marketplace for recycled plastic materials and products. We are leading the effort to connect the global demand for sustainable materials with trusted suppliers. www.oceanworks.co
What is Ocean-bound plastic?
Material collected from communities with no formal waste management within 50 km or 31 miles off the shore line. This terminology is in accordance with standards and research set by renowned marine debris expert, Jenna Jambeck.
Materials are deemed safe for direct food contact. These materials are also called food contact substances (FCS). An FCS is any material that comes into contact with or is used for manufacturing, packing, packaging, transporting or holding food.
West Paw’s Seaflex toys, bowls, and mats are one-hundred-percent recyclable through their Join the Loopinfinite recycling program.
A mark of European conformity means that it has been assessed and passed environmental, safety and health requirements that the EEA has set in order for a product to be sold in the EEA.
All Seaflex products will be available at WestPaw.com or at pet product retailers across the USA and CANADA.
ABOUT WEST PAW
West Paw is a family owned Bozeman, Montana-based company that sustainably manufactures eco-friendly dog toys, leashes, collars, and beds. Founded in 1996, West Paw products are sold in over 6,000 pet specialty stores across the US and distributed worldwide. West Paw is a certified B Corp, Montana’s first Benefit Corporation and a founding member of the Pet Sustainability Coalition. www.westpaw.com
Oceanworks® is a digital marketplace connecting local recycled plastic supply with global demand to keep plastic out of the ocean. The marketplace offers 100s of ocean and averted plastic resins, textiles, and products from trusted suppliers worldwide. The Oceanworks® Guarantee helps customers, brands and suppliers know they are part of a larger solution. Together we are building a circular economy. Our quality standards allow our customers to purchase with confidence and the capacity of our global network provides security at scale. Join us to help make a difference and sea plastic differently®. To learn more, visit www.oceanworks.co