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why are they safe enough for dogs?
SodaPup focuses on natural rubber as
our material of choice because it’s nontoxic
and FDA-compliant. It’s compounded in the
U.S. where we have greater control over our
proprietary formulas. It’s also sustainable.
Rubber trees can produce latex for up to 40
years. While rubber trees typically are grown
as a monoculture, which isn’t ideal, they also
consume lots of carbon dioxide and produce
oxygen, which is great for the environment.
Rubber dog toys also are less likely to be cluttering our landfills thousands of years from
now when plastic dog toys still will be intact.
It’s easy to decide to manufacture in
China—everyone’s doing it. The harder but
better choice is to determine how to compete while doing less harm to people and the
planet. America is the land of innovators, and
I know our challenges are surmountable.
SodaPup is figuring it out, but it involves
taking risks and having the will to make it
happen. The Pet Industry Sustainability Coali-
tion has been a valuable resource for us, and I
encourage other companies to contact them
if they’re interested in pursuing sustainable
SodaPup works with several U.S.
manufacturing partners it knows
and trusts, and visits their factories regularly to see the people
it works with and their working
conditions, as well as how well the
operations are run.
“We have greater assurances
that our products are made in a
socially responsible way—by people
who earn a livable wage in safe working conditions where health benefits are available to
them,” said Adam Baker, founder of True Dogs LLC, maker of the SodaPup dog toy brand.
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