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Dogs charity puts its trust in Marmax.

18 February 2013

Dogs Trust, the UK’s largest dog welfare charity, has been working with Marmax Products to create new dog training aids
designed with sustainability in mind.

The dog training platform commissioned by Dogs Trust is believed to be the first in the country to be made from 100% recycled plastics. It has been installed at Dogs Trust’s newly-built rehoming centre in Shrewsbury. 

Dogs Trust, which operates 18 rehoming centres throughout the UK, and one in Dublin, is now planning to equip other centres with Marmax products such as recycled plastic litter bins, fencing and benches. Dogs Trust is also collaborating with Marmax’s sister company, Samuel Grant Packaging, to produce a range of recycled doggy poo bags.

Founded in 1891, Dogs Trust - formerly known as the National Canine Defence League - cares for around 16,000 stray and abandoned dogs each year. No healthy dog is ever destroyed. Sustainability is a key consideration for the Trust and its Shrewsbury centre, which was built in 2011 received the highest ever BREEAM rating – a measure of sustainability used in the construction industry. 

Joanna Richardson, Head of Procurement, said: “We aim to ensure that, wherever possible, the products we buy are from sustainable sources and at the same time are cost-effective. Marmax products fit the bill perfectly.

“Traditionally dog training platforms, fencing, benches and other outdoor products have been made of wood which deteriorate over time, require maintenance and are easily damaged by dogs. In addition to the environmental benefits, recycled plastic products are extremely durable and are completely maintenance free.”

Tracey Scott, Marmax Products’ Sales and Marketing Manager, said: “Many charities and corporate clients have environmental policies in place and take these into account when making purchasing decisions. Marmax products are used by zoos and leading leisure attractions throughout the UK because they offer a sustainable and cost-effective choice.”