Whether you're buying a SmartyKat product to solve a problem, meet a need or to offer both you and your cat more fun, our ECOAdvantages® shows how your choice considers the impact on the environment. The same innovative thinking we use in approaching the design of a new product is used in finding environmentally responsible materials to create it.
||Our ecoAdvantages label identifies the environmentally responsible materials and processes used in every product.
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plastic bottles SmartyKat uses a high-performance recycled fiberfill blend to add puff and fluff to beds and toys. Recycled post-consumer plastic bottles are cut into small pieces, cleaned, converted into thin fiber and then crimped.
corrugated cardboard The world generates a lot of recyclable cardboard and SmartyKat turns it into the stuff feline dreams are made of. With a texture that resembles tree bark, a cat's favorite scratching surface in nature, recycled corrugated cardboard makes an ideal scratch surface for cat claws that need something to do. Because we've been working with this popular recycled resource for so long, we've become experts at sculpting it at just the right density into interesting shapes and sizes that will appeal as much to you as they will to your cat.
plastics Recycled plastics from industrial sources come in a variety of forms and SmartyKat employs many of them when making sleek, durable litter boxes, litter bags and other plastic products. Products made from recycled plastic are just as durable and safe as those made from new plastics.
paper A percentage of the paper used in packaging SmartyKat products comes from recycled post-consumer sources.
SmartyKat offered certified organic catnip years before 'organic' became a buzz word. Cats come in very close contact with catnip in toys and on scratchers, breathing in its aroma and often ingesting it. One-hundred percent certified organic catnip that is grown, processed and packaged without pesticides, chemicals or artificial ingredients is a distinctly better choice for your cat and the planet.
sisal and seagrass Natural sisal and seagrass are two renewable plant fibers that are used to create handsome and durable scratch surfaces for SmartyKat scratchers. Cats love the texture of these ropey materials and some have a distinct preference for it.
woods Woods used in SmartyKat products are renewable, such as bamboo, or come from recycled post-industrial sources.