We build sustainable products for pets. Sustainability is at the heart of our design thinking and the lifecycle of our products. We cover every step in the lifecycle from choice of materials to reducing waste in manufacturing to reducing waste in shipping to re-using packaging material to recycling.
Materials: we use rubber for all licking surfaces. Rubber is non-toxic and softer on the pet's tongue. All manufacturing off-cuts and rejects are re-used without creating waste. The same is not the case for most other materials.
Packaging: we use durable cardboard designed for use in re-shipment without the need for new shipping cardboard. Our factory cardboard is used 2.1 times on average.
Labels: we use paper and cardboard for our packaging. We will only ever use plastic when there are regulatory requirements to do so.
Recyclable: LickiMat products are made from recyclable natural rubber and recyclable TPR (Thermo Plastic Rubber) that is a human grade product. In two products (the Tuff series and Slomo) we use recyclable Polypropylene to strengthen the product to make them chew resistant.
Environmental Safety: we never use silicone in our products, which is terrifyingly bad for the environment. We also never use TPE (Thermo Plastic Elastomer) in our products where the actual Elastomer compounds are a mystery and it is uncertain if they are recyclable or even safe.