Just like people, pets are exposed to chemicals, toxins, and less-than-stellar ingredients through the food they eat and the toys they play with. So if you’re making greener choices for your home (and human family) don’t forget to upgrade your pet products at the same time. To support long-term health, shopping for your pet requires similar vigilance when it comes to checking up on ingredient labels and sourcing, but don’t worry, because we’ve done lots of the legwork already. Because pets are a member of the family (and we know you only want the best for them), Thrive Market makes it easy to extend your healthy living values to everyone—dogs and cats included.
The History of Beco Pet
Ten years ago, two London friends realized bamboo (most commonly used in chopsticks), could be used to make eco-friendly pet products. To test their theory, the duo collected discarded scraps from factories and experimented with creating their first product, a sustainable and biodegradable dog bowl. Today, Beco Pet’s products have reached 43 countries.
Beco Pet Company Mission
Beco Pet believes that even small changes can make a big difference when it comes to supporting the environment. In addition to developing its eco-friendly product line, The Beco Foundation was created to continue the mission of helping pets and bettering the planet. Beco Pet donates 5 percent of every penny to the Foundation, which is run by the third-party board.
Benefits of Beco Pet
Not only does Beco Pet use eco-friendly materials for its pet toys and bowls, and sustainably sourced ingredients for its pet food line, but the brand is also committed to reducing its carbon footprint along the way. These three areas make it possible:
- Supply chain: Whenever possible, ingredients are sourced in the UK. When local options can’t be found, Beco Pet stays as close to the island as possible and looks to Western Europe.
- Traceable ingredients: Even for pets, knowing where your food comes from is an important part of keeping your animals healthy. Beco Pet uses free-range chickens from East Anglia (in England), haddock from Scotland, and wild boar from Northern Italy (which produces less carbon than other types of meat). Instead of using sweet potato as a binder, which is less accessible in the United Kingdom, Beco Pet uses carrots and pumpkin seeds, which are readily available locally.
- Packaging: Beco Pets food bags are 100 percent compostable and biodegradable, and the brand is currently developing technology to make this possible with larger bags as well.
Top Beco Pet Products
Get to know Beco Pet by trying some of their top products.
Green Beco Ball, Medium
Ready to fetch? Your four-legged friend will love running after this green ball made with natural rubber and rice husk fibers so you don’t need to worry about them chewing and swallowing chemicals. The hole can also hide a favorite treat inside.
Green Travel Bowl, Medium
If you’re taking your pet along for the ride, don’t forget to pack this convenient travel bowl. Made from nontoxic silicone, it collapses when not in use for easy packing and will help your dogs and cats stay hydrated on the go.
Poop Bags, Value Pack
This 270-count pack of poop bags will keep you stocked. Extra-large in size, they make cleaning up after your pet as easy as possible. All rolls (18 are included) feature a recycled cardboard core.
Pet Care Tips From Thrive Market
From DIY dog treats to holiday gifts to shampoo for your furry friends’ regularly scheduled baths, Thrive Market has everything you need to treat your pets well.
The Best Gifts for Your Pet
Give Fido something he’ll love to chew. Our picks include both treats and toys he’ll wag his tail for like balls, protein treats, and more.
Thrive Market’s Top Dog Products
From shampoo to supplements, Thrive Market is your pet HQ. This post shares more than 20 of the top products our members love to use on their furry family members.
DIY Dog Treats
Treat your pet to something extra special from the kitchen. Our DIY dog treats are made with sweet potato, coconut flour, and coconut oil, and are the perfect way to show you care.