We here at Riker’s Dog Treats are going to let you in on a little secret. A secret that is so simply amazing, that there are many who just cannot believe it. What is this secret? The secret is that we only have one planet Earth. That’s right, we only have one planet to live on; meaning that we only have one chance to make things right. And we're not talking about some crazy "Green New Deal."
We strongly believe in legitimate sustainability and balance because of another well-known secret, it's important to support local businesses. We should also practice the three R's: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. These actions help with sustainability. At Riker's, we consider the environment and environmental health in nearly every decision we make.
We are proud to be a product made in Michigan, as mentioned in our last blog. We make our treats with ingredients from the United States, except for the bananas.
We also pride ourselves on our high rate of recycling. All containers, boxes, and packages that our treats are delivered in are recyclable. Also, all of the containers, boxes, and packages that our ingredients come in are recycled by us. We are really excited to be working on developing a compost system for our unused food products (such as egg shells, bananas, etc.). Right now, we're still working on it, but we hope to have the compost system ready soon. All of the compost will be used and put back into Michigan’s ecosystem.
Being local, and being good to Mother Nature are sources of inspiration for us at Riker’s. Do your part in recycling by reusing bags, envelopes, or boxes for your treats. Thank you for recycling the items we ship to you. We genuinely appreciate it. If you currently do not recycle, it is never too late to start! We care for the environment, and the planet we live on, just as much as you do.