Pick of the Week: West Paw Bumi dog toy

Not all dogs like to play the same way. Some like to fetch and others like to play tug-of-war. The West Paw Bumi works for both play styles, and is made from non-toxic, recycleable materials.

The Bumi toy is made with Zogoflex®, a tough material that allows the toy to stretch two-times its size and bounce back to its original S shape.  Plus, the Bumi floats and comes with a lifetime warranty (good for refund or replacement).

Bumis are 100% recyclable, and free of lead, cadmium, mercury, latex, natural rubber, phthalates, hormones, Bisphenol A and asbestos.

West Paw Bumi

West Paw’s commitment to the earth doesn’t stop with its products. Here’s info from the West Paw Design website explaining how they go the extra mile:

Minimize Waste: Not only have we developed a manufacturing process that minimizes waste (currently as low as 2.4%!) we also took it into consideration when designing our state-of-the-art building. It was constructed using the latest developments in energy efficient design in 2001. In our building expansion in 2009 and 2010, the original back walls of the building were moved and reused in the new structure, reclaiming 175 tons of concrete.

Re-use and recycle materials throughout our manufacturing process: Scrap materials are used to create new pet toys; Reclaimed and reused old boxes are utilized to store finished goods rather than plastic manufacturing totes (many reused boxes at our facility were even previously used to ship bananas before coming here – now that’s a lot of reusing). We also incorporate recycled material in our shipping boxes.

Packaging: Even our packaging is made from recycled content that is recyclable! All items have a minimum of 30% recycled content, but most tags and packaging are 100% post-consumer recycled paper stock. Recycled PETE (1) plastic is used in the packaging on our Hucks, Hurley®, Tux®, and Būmi® toys – which means that not only is the toy recyclable, but so is the packaging! All of our office paper, packaging, envelopes, letterhead, etc. also contains at least 30%, but even most of these items are 100% recycled content too.

…incorporating technology to help our office go paperless, to recycling magazines, paper, plastic, and aluminum cans in our breakroom.

The Bumi is priced at $10, and other natural pet toys can be found here.

To find out other ways to go green with pets, read our blog post: Pets Can Be Ec0-friendly Too.