Eco Friendly versus Green Pet Products

Green Pet Products

Eco Friendly green pet products are the latest marketing trend for consumers who want to purchase green pet products that are safe for the environment.  As a result of this marketing trend, many pet product companies and marketing businesses have jumped on the opportunity to represent their products to environmentally conscious consumers.

Being an inventor and marketer for CatTamboo brand eco friendly interactive cat toys and teaser toys for small dogs has given me something to say on the topic!  As a consumer myself, I have to start by asking a good question:  Can Plastic really be Eco Friendly?

This is a valid question that I’m certain many are asking.  We see it all the time where companies producing green pet products made from indestructible plastics are marketing their “Eco Friendly” pet toys.  First, we should begin the topic with a clear distinction: There are really two consumer buying patterns to look at here.

  1. Consumers are motivated to purchase green pet products that are safe for the environment.
  2. Consumers are loyal to businesses that make an effort to protect the environment.

If you are a consumer who is looking for green pet products that are safe for the environment, you can find them among the eco friendly pet products available in our line of green pet products. Otherwise, you might have to do some digging to find green pet products that are actually “green” in that they are safe for the environment.

The places that occupied the first page of my search are major pet product companies and when you click their link, you get an array of products….most made from plastics.  Many of the products boast themselves as Eco Friendly because they have catnip in them or use some type of product from nature.


However, these companies also produce and sell large volumes of cheep plastic toys that pollute our environment.

The fact is that companies in the pet industry have realized that appealing to either of the two consumer buying patterns is the goal.  As a consumer, your goal will naturally be to find companies that fit both categories.  These companies will likely have a brand new, innovative, green pet product because they will have begun with the premise of being Green.

So in summary and to Answer the Question: Can Plastic really be Eco Friendly?

The answer is yes.  But plastic is not a green material and green pet products are not made out of plastic.  However, a business that produces plastic pet products can claim their plastic pet product is eco friendly if they:

  1. Use recycled plastics
  2. Make an effort to reclaim and Recycle the plastic products that they produce
  3. Attempt to conserve energy and reduce waste/pollution when making their plastic products.

Companies producing large amounts of plastic and distributing them throughout the world are also appealing to Consumers who are loyal to businesses that make an effort to protect the environment….and if your business is plastic, then consumers these days might accept the reality of plastic toys but will require that you go about your business in an environmentally conscious way.

About our green pet products:  CatTamboo pet toys use long, all natural, custom made rods to fly a wing arrangement around the house.

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