Most dogs I've run across have an affinity for garbage — or at least they want to get into anything they're not supposed to, like a trash can. So it somehow seems appropriate that they can now sleep in garbage. Or at least in a dog house made from recycled trash.
UBQ, an Israel-based company that converts mixed trash bound for landfills into thermoplastic, is supplying its material (also called UBQ) to Plásticos Rimax, a Colombian molder of pet products.
"Loving animals goes hand in hand with caring for the planet," Elsa Coello Costa, communication and digital marketing manager at Rimax, said in a news release. "With our initial launch in Colombia, we anticipate a methodical expansion throughout Latin America."
Rimax is the first company to introduce UBQ in pet products, our sister paper Sustainable Plastics notes.