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Pet Sustainability Coalition Hosts Sustainability Section at Global Pet Expo

The organization will the industry’s first-ever Sustainability Section at a major U.S. trade show.

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(PRESS RELEASE) BOULDER, CO — The Pet Sustainability Coalition (PSC), the pet industry’s leading sustainability partner, will be hosting the industry’s first-ever Sustainability Section at a major U.S. trade show, Global Pet Expo, presented by the American Pet Products Association (APPA) and Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA). Created in partnership with APPA, the section will feature 8 Accredited members along a single aisle, easily identifiable on the floor map and by a hanging aisle sign. The section begins at the PSC Booth #541.

“I’m excited that APPA has taken such a powerful step in its commitment to sustainability in the industry,” says Pet Sustainability Coalition Executive Director Jim Lamancusa. “The data shows that 80% of pet owners consider sustainability when making purchasing decisions and also that sustainable pet products are growing at 7.1x faster than conventional. We are thrilled that APPA has given us the chance to elevate some of our Accredited top performers in the sustainability arena and draw attention to this fast growing and profitable area of the industry.”

The novel sustainability section is co-created with APPA, and is sponsored by five sustainability leaders in the industry: eShipping, a distribution chain management solution that encompasses both people and services for all modes; Healthy Pet, an upcycler of wood, pulp, and paper remnants to create pet bedding and litter; inClover, an animal wellness supplement company that supports better health from the inside out; MFiber, specializing in non-chemically produced fiber ingredient grown by local farmers and manufactured in the US; and West Paw, a manufacturer of US-made dog toys and products sustainably made for durability and canine enrichment.

Companies exhibiting in the section have undergone the PSC Accreditation process, meaning they have achieved the top performer status in PSC membership. Accreditation involves a comprehensive assessment, a rigorous 3rd party verification process, and a commitment to continuous improvement. The exhibiting companies are:

  • Austin and Kat
  • BetterBone
  • Bright Planet
  • Brutus Broth
  • dsm-fermenich
  • InClover
  • Mondi Jackson
  • Tuesday’s Natural Dog Company

Jeremy Baker, chief growth officer at APPA, states, “APPA has strengthened its commitment to the growing sustainability movement within the pet industry. Working with PSC to create this pilot section allows our guests to get a glimpse into some of PSC’s highest performers, and to learn more about how sustainability supports our member businesses.”

About the Pet Sustainability Coalition

The Pet Sustainability Coalition advances business through profitable environmental and social business practices. Founded in 2013 by eight companies, PSC now serves nearly 200 member companies across the pet industry, helping them to progress on their sustainability practices, set and strive for ambitious goals, and report on their achievements. Additionally the PSC leads retailers, distributors, brands, and suppliers in pursuing collaborative solutions to some of the largest industry-wide issues, such as sustainable packaging and ingredient sourcing. Explore PSC’s 2023 Impact Report. Connect with us on LinkedIn, YouTube, and Facebook. Learn more at www.petsustainability.org.

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About APPA

The American Pet Products Association (APPA) is the leading trade association serving the interests of the pet products industry since 1958. APPA membership includes nearly 1,000 pet product manufacturers, their representatives, importers and livestock suppliers representing both large corporations and growing business enterprises. APPA’s mission is to promote, develop, and advance pet ownership and the pet product industry and to provide the services necessary to help its members prosper. APPA is also proud to grow and support the industry through the following: APPA Gives Back initiatives: the Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI), and Pet Care Trust and Pets in the Classroom. Visit AmericanPetProducts.org for more information, and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter/X and YouTube.

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