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Your Pet Can Recycle, Too!

Look to buy pet products made out of recycled or reclaimed waste.  There are plenty of beds, toys, leashes or collars, and blankets made from fleece that comes from recycled soda bottles or reclaimed plastic or other products.  This is good on a couple of levels.  Pet owners share and compare all the time—when you set a good example it encourages others to follow.  The more people buy products made from recycled items, the more of a market there is for recycling (which creates financial incentives to be environmentally friendly).  Even if it’s not new, you’d be surprised at how effective some “do-it-yourself” toys from recycled products turn out to be:  one of the most effective dog toys is an empty water bottle inside a thick sock—dogs love to tug on it or play fetch when you throw it.