How Portland Pet Food Company Works Towards Sustainability
At Portland Pet Food Company, sustainability is one of our core values, and you can see its impact throughout our entire business – from how we source our ingredients to recycling used meal pouches.
Sustainability Starts With Sourcing
Reducing Emissions Through Local Sourcing
The foundation of our sustainability effort is through sourcing. By partnering with local farms and businesses, we cut down on fuel emissions and the intensive refrigeration needed for shipping – while also supporting the local community and economy. Secondly, sourcing locally gives us the opportunity to ensure that our ingredients come from people we trust, who treat their animals and products ethically. We want to be proud of the ingredients we use, which is why we partner with companies like Bob’s Red Mill, Carlton Farms, and SP Provisions.
Upcycling Spent Grain
What Is Spent Grain?
Packaging Pet Food Products Sustainably
Pet food comes in many shapes and sizes, from canned wet meals to large bags of kibble. At Portland Pet Food Company, we’ve consciously chosen to package our meals in retort pouches, which helps dramatically reduce our environmental impact.
What Is A Retort Pouch?
Always Striving To Do Better
We don’t stop at our recycling program – we’re constantly striving to learn and grow in our sustainability efforts through partnerships, educational opportunities, and more. We are members of the Good Food Guild, Upcycled Food Association, & the Pet Sustainability Coalition.