Bags on Board, a Dallas-based company that offers compact, refillable waste pick-up bag dispensers and refill rolls designed to easily dispose of pet poop, announced today that it has signed an industry-exclusive agreement with cycleWood Solutions to produce a line of environmentally conscious waste pick-up bags. The new GREEN PUPS™ line by Bags on Board will be manufactured using cycleWood Solutions’ award-winning Xylomer™ Technology.
“Our partnership with cycleWood Solutions will allow us to provide affordable, environmentally sensible bags that also do the job they’re needed for.”
“Consumers, including pet parents, seek eco-friendly options for their home and that includes options for picking up pet waste,” said Matt Smith, VP of Marketing for The Bramton Company, manufacturer of GREEN PUPS by Bags on Board. “Our partnership with cycleWood Solutions will allow us to provide affordable, environmentally sensible bags that also do the job they’re needed for.”
The new GREEN PUPS bags will have the added benefit of not requiring the water and energy needed to grow and harvest corn, which is often used in current eco-friendly positioned bags on the market. In addition, the GREEN PUPS packaging will be made with recycled paper and its refill rolls will feature a coreless design, further reducing plastic waste.
According to Smith, “GREEN PUPS are made using natural lignin, which breaks down faster than regular plastic. Lignin, a renewable material, is repurposed from the paper-making industry, which typically burns or disposes of it as a byproduct of making paper.”
“Waste pick-up bags are a perfect application for our Xylomer lignin technology,” said Nhiem Cao, cycleWood Solutions president and CEO. “We are able to substitute a sustainable alternative in place of plastic without sacrificing performance.”
The cycleWood team will be at The Bramton Company booth (#2901), during the Global Pet Expo taking place in Orlando, Fla., March 4-6, to help demo the new GREEN PUPS waste pick-up bags.
Guaranteed leak-proof and with built-in odor control, the new GREEN PUPS waste pick-up bags will be available in pet specialty stores in Summer 2015. The new products include:
- GREEN PUPS Refill Rolls (120ct./MSRP $16.99).
- GREEN PUPS Handle Pick-up Bags (100ct./MSRP $16.99).
- GREEN PUPS Refill Rolls (60ct./MSRP $9.99).
To demonstrate their commitment to the environment, Bags on Board and cycleWood Solutions will donate a portion of all GREEN PUPS sales to the Arbor Day Foundation to plant new trees. The companies have committed to help plant at least 5,000 new trees in the first year of sales of GREEN PUPS.
About cycleWood Solutions
CycleWood Solutions is an innovative start-up venture based in Dallas. The company utilizes renewable resources to provide more environmentally friendly alternatives to current products. CycleWood Solutions currently offers Xylobag® consumer trash bags and Xylomer® sustainable resins.
CycleWood Solutions is recognized as a global leader in commercialization of lignin thermoplastic technology. It has received numerous awards for its patented Xylomer technology, including a 2012 Bronze Edison Award and 2011 CleanTech Open South Central Region Champion.
About The Bramton Company
The Bramton Company provides quality pet-care products that enhance the relationship between people and their pets. The Bramton Company manufactures pet care products under the Bags on Board®, Vet’s Best and Simple Solution brand names. These products are available nationwide through pet specialty retailers.