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Despite a growing awareness of the earths limited resources, best practices for sustainability are largely undefined and efforts to support it, based on user discretion. However, many animal nutrition companies have taken it upon themselves to proactively pursue green initiatives. From ingredient sourcing and packaging materials to more efficient transport, resources are being positively impacted. Efforts of this nature will speak volumes to increasingly eco-conscious pet parents. Takeaways include: *A life cycle assessment (LCA) can quantify the environmental impacts of a brands packaging. *Scientists warn that important fish populations could collapse before the year 2050. *The EPAs SmartWay® energy efficient transportation program can aid distribution efforts.

January 30, 2015

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Petfood & Animal Nutrition 2.0 Magazine: The Science of Sustainability

Table of Contents

  • 5 Steps to More Sustainable Pet Food Packaging
    by Candace Hodder
    Pet food brands that arent capitalizing on sustainable packaging risk being left behind as a new generation of pet owners looks for more responsible pet food options.

  • Formulation & Ingredients
    by Isabelle Aelvoet
    Although pet nutrition has always been at the core of the foods it manufactures, Mars Petcare details how the sustainability of ingredients has taken on increasing importance.

  • Ecological Advances in Distribution
    Transporting products from processing plants and distribution centers to consumers is no small logistical feat. Nestlé Purina Petcare shares some of its strategic advances.

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