Yarrah was founded in 1992 by pioneers in fair animal nutrition. Since the start, their complete range is fully organic, delivering healthy pet food of the best quality, without putting an unnecessary strain on nature. In their quest to switch to more sustainable packaging for their dry pet food, they came to us looking for innovative solutions.
After considering a number of options to align the new packaging to their brand ethos, they made a conscious choice to move both their Yarrah and DANO ranges of dog and cat food into mono material PE bags – a single polymer structure making them completely recyclable.
“We agreed that mono plastic is the very best choice for us. Sustainability tends to be associated with paper, but paper comes with problems of its own. One example is that it would still need a plastic coating on the inside, dramatically reducing its recyclability.
We also looked into and decided against biodegradable plastic because it doesn’t always decompose completely and tends to contaminate the compost heap with microplastics.”
Ultimately, Yarrah are very happy with the changeover – getting closer to their sustainability goals, knowing that their bags are ready to be recycled and that most waste processors are already able to repurpose their bags and give them a second life.