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Why Choose a Recycled Polyester Dog Collar?

As we become more aware of the impact our actions have on the environment, many of us are looking for ways to make more sustainable choices. One area where there is limited sustainable options is pet accessories. Dog collars, in particular, are a must-have for any pup, but the production of traditional collars often has a more negative impact on the planet than necessary. Enter dog collars made from recycled polyester – a sustainable and stylish alternative that's a simple way to reduce the environmental impact of your dog collar. 

What is Recycled Polyester?

Recycled polyester is a fabric made from recycled plastic bottles. The plastic bottles are sorted, cleaned, and shredded into small pieces that are melted down and spun into fibers that can be used to make fabric. This process is more sustainable than producing virgin polyester, which is made from non-renewable resources and has a larger carbon footprint.

Why Choose a Recycled Polyester Dog Collar?

There are several reasons to choose a dog collar made from recycled polyester:

  1. Eco-friendly: One of the most significant benefits of recycled polyester dog collars is that they are eco-friendly. By using recycled materials, we are reducing the amount of plastic waste that ends up in landfills and oceans. In addition, the production process for recycled polyester requires less energy and produces fewer greenhouse gas emissions than producing virgin polyester.
  2. Durability: Recycled polyester is just as durable as traditional polyester, which means that the collar will last just as long. The fibers are strong and resistant to wear and tear, making it a reliable material for pet accessories. This is especially important for active dogs that enjoy outdoor activities and need a collar that can withstand their adventures.
  3. Comfort: Recycled polyester is a soft and comfortable material that won't irritate your dog's skin. Unlike other synthetic materials, recycled polyester is breathable and wicks moisture away from the skin, keeping your pet cool and comfortable.
  4. Supports Sustainable Practices: By choosing a recycled polyester dog collar, you are supporting sustainable practices and contributing to a circular economy. This means that the plastic waste is given a new life and diverted from landfills and oceans. It also helps to reduce the demand for virgin polyester, which is a non-renewable resource.
  5. Easy to Clean: Recycled polyester dog collars are easy to clean and maintain. They can be washed in a washing machine or by hand, making it convenient for pet owners who want to keep their pet's accessories clean and hygienic.
  6. Style: We have designed our recycled dog collars to be classically beautiful, so you can easily find a collar that suits your dog's personality and your personal style.
  7. Functionality: Our recycled polyester dog collars are suitable for use in water. This means you can enjoy all the activities your dog loves including swimming. 
Chocolate Cocker Spaniel wearing recycled dog collar

Pictured above: Chocolate English Cocker Spaniel wearing an Animals in Charge Dusty Pink Recycled Dog Collar.

Tips for Caring for Your Recycled Polyester Dog Collar

To ensure that your recycled polyester dog collar lasts as long as possible, follow these tips for care:

  1. Wash the collar regularly: Recycled polyester is easy to clean and can be machine-washed in cold water. Avoid using fabric softeners or bleach, as they can damage the material.

  2. Air dry the collar: Hang the collar to dry rather than putting it in the dryer. The heat from the dryer can cause the material to shrink or warp.

  3. Store the collar properly: When not in use, store the collar in a dry, cool place to prevent mould or mildew growth. Alternatively, a collar can be used full time on a dog and simply removed for washing.

Where to Find Recycled Polyester Dog Collars

Animals in Charge was the first company in Australia to produce dog collars made from recycled polyester. Even today, there are very limited options for eco-friendly dog collars.

Choosing a dog collar made from recycled polyester is a simple way to make a reduce your impact on the environment. Not only are these collars more eco-friendly than others, but they're also durable, comfortable, and stylish. By choosing a sustainable collar for your furry friend, you can feel good about making a responsible choice that supports the health of our planet.

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