They say that size doesn’t matter, we disagree. We think that size does matter, and when it comes to our carbon footprint, the smaller the better. We have developed our recipes with two things in mind.
Our top priority is making a complete and balanced dog food that is naturally full of all the nutrients your dog needs. Our recipes have been developed with a team of nutritionists to make sure it is packed full of all the protein, vitamins and antioxidants to help your dog lead a long, happy and healthy life.
The second is using ingredients, suppliers and processes that keep our carbon footprint as low as possible. When it comes to carbon emissions we are proud to be small and mighty. ‘How have we done it?’ you ask. Well, we have stripped our carbon emissions at every opportunity to keep them as low as possible.
Our food is manufactured in Preston and we source our ingredients from the UK where possible, for ones we can’t find in the UK, we nip over to North West Europe. It’s a win-win, the less our ingredients travel, the fresher they are and the smaller their carbon footprint.
Traceable and Local Ingredients
Our free range chickens are from East Anglia, our MSC cod & haddock are from Scotland and our wild boar is from Northern Italy (as close to the UK as we could find them). Wild boar is a low carbon meat producing under 1kg of CO2 for every kilo of meat produced. To produce a kilo of beef produces 27kg of CO2 and lamb is 39kg for a kilo of lamb.
We use carrots and pumpkin instead of sweet potato. They are superfoods full of vitamins, antioxidants and fibres. We can get them from the UK instead of having to import them from North America, which is where the bulk of sweet potato comes from.
Our 2kg bags are 100% compostable and biodegradable. We are in the process of developing technology to make this possible with our bigger bags too. We will let you know as soon as we have cracked the case.
With 8.5 million dogs in the UK alone, we all have to start considering the environmental impacts of our pups diets and lifestyles, as have done with ours for years. Let’s do it together while your dog enjoys a healthy, nutritious and delicious Beco diet.