Plastic Free July

Plastic Free July – How Pointer Pick and Mix Helps Reduce Plastic Waste

It’s ‘Plastic Free July’ this month, which sees people from all over the world looking into their daily routines to see where they can cut their plastic waste.

Any dog owner will know how easily pups can work their way through food bowls, toys, and, not to mention, all those packaged treats! It’s not always easy to be an eco-responsible pet owner.

However, with our Pointer Pick and Mix, which is available at pet shops up and down the country, we can help you on your way to reducing plastic waste as a dog parent!


Plastic Free July

What Is Plastic Free July?

Plastic Free July is acknowledged internationally and is about encouraging you to make small changes to cut out plastic.

People are urged to sign up and make a pledge to do things such as avoiding single use plastic packaging, reduce the use of takeaway items such as boxes and straws, or to go completely ‘plastic-free’ for the month.

In the last five years, the thousands of households that take part in Plastic Free July have avoided using 1.4 billion kg of plastic and 87% make at least one lasting change.

All About Pointer Pick and Mix

In 2018, we brought our idea of a ‘pick and mix for dogs’ to life and our iconic purple ‘biscuit bakery’ stands were introduced across our stockists in the UK. Now, ‘paw-rents’ can fill up a cup of their dog’s favourites treats, letting them pick out whatever they fancy.


Plastic Free July


Our Pointer biscuits and treats come in all different shapes and sizes, textures, and flavours, so this can be a really exciting experience for your pup. And the best part is that it’s helping to reduce your plastic waste!

The Pick and Mix cups are re-usable, so you only need to buy one once. Keep hold of it and bring it back when it’s time for a refill to do your bit in being a responsible pet owner this Plastic Free July (and thereafter, of course).

What Other Changes Can You Make For Plastic Free July?

Small changes are super important, which is what Plastic Free July is all about. As well as trying out Pointer Pick and Mix as a more sustainable way of getting your dog’s well-deserved treat fix, you could also try:

  • Swapping your dog’s plastic bowl for a ceramic one
  • Buying rope and fabric dog toys instead of plastic ones
  • Buy bedding made from natural fibres like cotton
  • Use biodegradable dog poop bags
  • Buy food and treats in bulk

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Be sure to keep an eye out on our blog this month as our team delves deeper into more ways you can be an environmentally friendly pooch parent.

Let us know how you’re getting involved in Plastic Free July. We’d love to hear from you on Instagram or Facebook. For more pet advice from our Pointer experts, visit our blog.

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