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Wellness Natural Pet Food Gets Greener, Reduces Waste and Expands Recycling Programs

TEWKSBURY, Mass., April 22, 2016 – In 2015, Wellness Natural Pet Food’s WellPet manufacturing facility in Mishawaka, Indiana diverted 793 tons of waste from the landfill. This ambitious action is part of a growing sustainability program at the natural pet food manufacturer’s Midwest plant.

“Our team at the WellPet facility in Indiana is passionate about sustainability and is committed to decreasing our carbon footprint,” says Doug Mitchell, Plant Director, WellPet. “We’re pleased with the progress we’ve made so far, and are prioritizing growing these programs to have even more impact in 2016.”

Additionally, the natural pet food brand has announced the expansion of their partnership with global recycling leader, TerraCycle®. As part of the free program, pet parents nationally can recycle their Wellness Complete Health, Wellness CORE and Wellness TruFood dry packaging for dogs and cats, either at participating pet food retailers, or by shipping their empty pet food bags directly to TerraCycle in exchange for points that can be redeemed for a variety of charitable gifts.

“We’re excited to make more Wellness recipes recyclable with TerraCycle,” says Chanda Lear-Coutu, Senior Marketing Communications Manager, Wellness Natural Pet Food. “So far, there are nearly 300 community recycling locations for Wellness packaging at retailers, schools, offices and more, with over 40,000 total individuals participating.”

At TerraCycle, Wellness packaging is shredded and melted into hard plastic that can be remolded to make high-quality recycled goods such as park benches and picnic tables. If you’re interested in registering your business, home or community organization to recycle Wellness Natural Pet Food Packaging with TerraCycle, sign up, here.


About Wellness®:TerraCycle Wellness partnership

At Wellness, we do whatever it takes to create the healthiest foods for the pets that depend on us. We’re a family owned company on a passionate mission to raise the bar in pet food and give pets the gift of healthy and happy lives. That means we use the finest, natural ingredients, ensure the highest quality standards, and create delicious recipes pets crave. In other words, we make sure our passion for pets shines through every aspect of what we do. Like you, we know that our pets provide us unconditional love, and providing uncompromising nutrition is one way we can do the same for them. With our 5 scientifically proven benefits of feeding Wellness, you can see the signs of true pet health and wellbeing for yourself, from soft fur for better cuddles, to healthy teeth for bigger smiles.


About WellPet, LLC: WellPet is home to the family of premium pet food brands including Wellness®, Old Mother Hubbard®, Eagle Pack® and Holistic Select® and Sojos®. For more than 100 years, WellPet has delivered on the promise of doing whatever it takes to make the healthiest natural products for the pets that depends on us. Today, our team of animal lovers, nutritionists and vets at WellPet are committed to carrying forth our strong heritage, continuing to find new ways to bring innovation, nutritional excellence and product quality to our family of natural brands, always putting pet health first.