Pet beds, toys & accessories:
- Donate pet accessories to animal charity:
- Animal rescue charities are always looking for pet beds, blankets, leads, collars, bowls and toys. So please contact the animal charities in your area as they are normally very grateful for these. If you have a lot to give away, it is worth contacting a number of different charities, as they will all take something.
- Maxi Zoo – most or all shops have a donation bin for charities where you can drop off items.
- St. Vincent de Paws (Cork) – accept donations of pet beds and accessories.
- Buy new eco-friendly, sustainable pet accessories:
- Hemp and cork dog leads at Wild Piccolo – based in Sligo
- Hemp dog lead
- Pet accessories at MyCottonDrawer.ie
- Washable Pee Pads
- How to dispose of pet beds and accessories:
- Plush toys (washed) can be brought to a clothing bank, according to MyWaste.ie
- Civic amenity sites may also accept pet beds and pet accessories.
Pet Food – zero waste options:
Zero Waste brands:
- Patron dog food – profits go to animal charities which you choose when you purchase – their Grain-free range is in compostable packaging, according to the website.
- Kaya Grain-free Dog Food: “Our Kaya Grain Free Dog Food bags are in fact compostable (excluding the label on front and back, which are easily removable). We would like to have these in a compostable format in the future too.”
- Compostable Cat Litter – Cat’s Best Original Cat Litter
Homemade dog food:
Leftover dog food:
- Animal rescue organisations may accept leftover bags of pet food.
- St. Vincent de Paws (Cork) – will accept pet food.
- Post it on your local Freecycle group.
Pet Treats (not in plastic):
- Markies – comes in a cardboard box
- Bonio – dog biscuits
- Earls crunchies – in a cardboard box at Aldi
- Earls Dental Sticks – in a cardboard box at Aldi
Dog Shampoo – bars:
- What to do with dog waste
- Composting dog waste – video
- Dog Loo
- Dog poo bags (not clear if these are ‘home compostable’):
- BioBag – compostable dog-poo bags
- Tesco dog poo bags
- Cardboard dog waste bags
- Hotbin composter – should be able to handle dog and cat waste. From this website: “Compostable dog waste bags will rot in about three months in a hot (40-60C) compost heap. To maintain the temperature the compostable material should be aerated by turning (Hot Composting). Hot composting should kill any pathogenic bacteria.”