Whether your furry family member likes to play rough or your toys are made of fragile materials, it can be a mild annoyance or an enormous hazard when pet toys fall apart. Instead of tossing your dog or cat's favorite item in the trash, causing more waste, why not look for more sustainable toys that can be recycled when they wear out?
Here are five of some of our favorite sustainable pet toys to last your pet years.
Bumi Tug Toy
Spencer Williams started West Paw, a sustainable pet toy and bed company in Montana, in the early 90’s. The company created Zogoflex, a design that can be infinitely recycled. Once factory scraps are cleaned, ground, and put back in the machine, new toys are easily created to minimize any unnecessary waste.
The Bumi Tug Toy and many others on the website are created with Zogoflex, the recyclable, sustainable material that's also perfect for fetch!
Natural Wool Pet Toys - Mushrooms, Set Of 3
The company Our Green House makes the toys using "eco-friendly azo-free dyes" and felt needled the products using "only vegetable soap and warm water and then sun-dried" for a plastic-free and eco-friendly toy experience perfect for the whole family.
Rough & Tough Recycled Sloth
This Rough & Tough Recycled Sloth from Beco is not only comprised of 100 percent recycled materials, but every sale contributes to the protection of the Sumatra rainforest! Made with recycled cotton and recycled plastic, this cute little animal is reinforced with double stitching — so your most rambunctious furry friend can go all out without wrecking their new toy.
The Eco-Kitty Comet from Honest Pets is sure to become your feline's new favorite. Made with sheep's wool (which, again, isn't the most sustainable material on its own) and hemp with a natural wood clip, the Eco-Kitty Comet uses natural vegetable dyes to create a colorful and eco-friendly toy for your pet.
Louie the Lobster Rope Dog Toy
This paw-dorable Louie the Lobster Rope dog toy from Jax & Bones is not only super cute, but eco-friendly! Made with hand-tied cotton ropes and dyed with AZO-free non-toxic vegetable dyes, this toy is also compostable when your pup is finished playing. Not to mention, as the rope frays, it acts like "doggie dental floss," so your favorite furry friend can get a teeth cleaning while they play.