Purina's pet care products for dogs and cats is now getting to pet food bowls and litter boxes in a more sustainable way. The company announced in August that it reached its 2020 goal to achieve zero waste for disposal across all manufacturing operations and its corporate headquarters.

Achieving zero waste for disposal means that all 21 of Purina's manufacturing sites and its headquarters have found ways to derive benefits from materials that would have otherwise been discarded. All locations now recycle, reuse, recover or compost waste from daily operations. Some of the materials are transformed into alternative cat litter, which uses recycled paperboard as a key ingredient. 

According to the company, “Purina products feed 49 million dogs and 66 million cats every year, so reaching 100 percent across all Purina brands and factories was no small feat.”

"Pet lovers care about how their pets' food and litter are made, and that it's done in a responsible way, and we couldn't agree more," said Gopi Sandhu, Director of Sustainable Operations at Purina. 

The company is going for a global ambition for zero environmental impact in its operations by 2030.