“My cats LOVE these USA made toys. They run around and leap into the air and play with these things until they are exhausted.
I LOVE that they're made of cardboard because I don't have to worry about my cat toys ending up in landfills someday. These guys will work for ages and when they finally "die" they will not be something that sits around for generations because they can't degrade in the ground. Definitely environmentally-friendly yet fun toys that are also made in the USA. What more can I ask for?” - Val
We love getting notes like Val's! Our name, Americat Company, stands for made in the USA cat products. But, did you know that we are also focused on making eco-friendly cat products?
Our products are safe for cats, their human family, AND the environment. We're sharing some fun facts about how our cat toys are made and why they are eco-friendly.
Made from Recycled Material
Our cat toys are made out of recycled corrugated cardboard. Amazingly, cardboard can be reused and recycled 5-7 times! Recycled cardboard is turned into cereal boxes, paper towels, tissues, paper, or new corrugated cardboard. By choosing an environmentally friendly, recycled material, we are doing our part to reduce new trees from being cut down unnecessarily.
FUN FACT: We reuse the scraps left behind from cutting our scratching pads (also made from recycled corrugated cardboard) to make our cat ball toys. Upcycling, also called creative reuse, is the process of transforming waste materials, useless, or unwanted products into new products.
We use leftover materials to make cat toys rather than discarding the cardboard pieces or making cat toys from new sheets of cardboard to reduce our environmental impact. Cats have no idea that the cardboard came from a smaller piece rather than a full sheet. They just love cardboard’s tree-like scent and texture and how the wobble balls spin and roll as they chase them!
Americat Company cat toys are made from simply 2 ingredients: recycled cardboard and glue. The glue we use is foodsafe and FDA approved. No dangerous chemicals, bleaches, or dyes that can harm cats, people and the environment here!
Reduced Carbon Footprint
Making products in the USA from U.S. materials also helps us reduce our carbon footprint. Since all our materials, products, and packaging are made and shipped within the U.S. (versus shipping them across an ocean), we reduce the distance products must travel. As a result, we’re using less energy and minimizing environmental impact along the way. Also, our U.S. manufacturers are subject to regulations reducing pollution in the air, water, and soil.
Products leftover for prototyping, strength/durability testing, and demonstrations are "used" and cannot be sold. Rather than recycle them right away, we donate them to cat rescues. These products still have so much life left, so reusing them is a win-win for cats in need and the environment. PS: If you volunteer with a rescue, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about this program.
Recyclable After Loved
As we learned earlier, carboard can be recycled 5-7 times. So, after your cat has played and played with these eco-friendly ball toys, you can recycle them. We believe in doing our part to keep cat toys out of landfills.
Cats love our eco-friendly, wobble ball toys. Their families love that our products are environmentally friendly, safe, AND made in the USA. Treat your cat to a variety pack of 3 ball toys from Americat Company.