4ocean, the purpose-driven B Corp with a mission to end the ocean plastic crisis and Nature Gnaws, the responsible pet parent company, making 100% natural dog chews, are excited to announce a new partnership to address the ocean plastic pollution crisis and work towards ocean-positive sustainability by becoming a 4ocean plastic neutral certified company.
As a 4ocean Certified Plastic Neutral Partner, Nature Gnaws is helping to remove over 100,000 pounds of plastic from the world’s oceans, rivers, and coastlines to offset the plastic used in packaging. Every pound pulled will support and advance the movement to end the ocean plastic pollution crisis and help ensure cleaner, healthier oceans for current and future generations.
“We feel passionate about 4ocean’s mission and transparent process. We see this as the most effective way to make an impact. What’s also great is that 4ocean is another local business in our neighborhood in South Florida. We all walk our dogs on the same beaches and see the pollution washing up on our shores every day.” says Steve Mamak, Nature Gnaws CEO.
Nature Gnaws Packaging will now sport the 4ocean plastic neutral certified logo to bring awareness to customers about the initiative.
Alex Schulze, founder of 4ocean, said “We are excited to partner with Nature Gnaws, they share our passion for solving the ocean plastics crisis, one pound at a time. This initiative to pull thousands of lbs. from the ocean demonstrates a serious commitment to the environment, and we look forward to working together on our shared goals in the coming years.”
“Packaging technology is evolving quickly and the real goal here is to stop using plastic completely. While there is still a lot of ground to cover between producer and consumer before plastic in packaging becomes a thing of the past, we are committed to transparency in these efforts. We are consistently revisiting responsibility, sustainability, and positive impact efforts such as plastic neutrality with 4ocean. We trust our customers will be happy to support this partnership as we all want the same thing, less plastic and more planet.” says Avery Bradt, Nature Gnaws Marketing & Strategy.
About Nature Gnaws
Nature Gnaws is a family-run business, that makes natural chews and treats for dogs. Nature Gnaws chews & treats are sourced globally and hand-packaged in Deerfield Beach, FL USA. Starting in 2016, Nature Gnaws has a natural selection of natural dog chews for our furry canines of all types. They are a national top-selling dog chew brand and carry multiple varieties of bully sticks, pig ears, tendons, variety packs, and their popular Gnaw Box monthly subscription box. In addition to being available on NatureGnaws.com, consumers can also purchase their premium, SQF Safety-certified dog chews on Amazon, Chewy, Petco, Walmart, and Costco stores. The company also gives back and has donated hundreds of boxes to local animal rescues, shelters, awareness organizations, and nonprofits including the Humane Society of the United States. This initiative, known as, Gnaw It Forward, involves working directly with rescue shelters across the U.S. by donating a box full of Nature Gnaws products. As dogs wait for their forever homes, they can enjoy 100% natural chews. The program also encourages dog lovers to nominate their favorite shelter to receive a Gnaw it Forward box.
4ocean is a purpose-driven business with a mission to help end the ocean plastic crisis by cleaning the ocean and coastlines while stopping the inflow of plastic. With the goal of creating an economy around cleaning the ocean, 4ocean has built a sustainable business model that allows the company to fund cleanups, utilize the latest technology and make a monthly donation to marine conservation organizations. Ocean cleanups are funded entirely through product purchases, removing one pound of trash for every item sold, for a total of over 20 million pounds to date. 4ocean prioritizes engaging coastal communities, which creates jobs and adds revenue to local economies while changing the demand from catching fish to catching plastic. The solution to ending ocean plastic pollution lies in stopping it on land before it enters the ocean, which is why 4ocean is educating consumers about ways to reduce their single-use plastic consumption.