Feeding a growing population within the planetary boundaries requires a new approach to pet food too. Duynie Ingredients can provide sustainable ingredients with a much lower carbon footprint than the alternatives available.
Using human food products for pet food is unsustainable. Duynie’s solution is to provide ingredients made from plant-based co-products, directly sourced from the food industry. These are products that are not used in human food processing. Some good examples are beet and chicory pulp, potato cuttings, potato peelings and side-stream starch. Leftover materials from fruit canning and juice production, or vegetables which are not used for human consumption, are still suitable for animal consumption. By using co-products for pet food, the company enables maximal resource use and therefore helps prevent food loss.
Climate neutral production
In most of its ingredient production process, the company uses renewable energy instead of fossil energy. For example, their factory in the Netherlands processes potato and vegetable ingredients using green electricity and residual heat. The heat is generated by a bio-energy power station, burning wood chips sourced naturally from pruning.
Low environmental impact
Many pet food companies want to improve their corporate responsibility by lowering the environmental impact of their products. Duynie Ingredients, with their lower carbon footprint and land use, can contribute to this. They are a good alternative to ingredients that are made with food grade raw material and processed using fossil energy.
Being part of Duynie Group enables the company to provide year-round high-quality ingredients. The company has been active in the sustainable management of plant-based co-products for more than 50 years. Their co-products come from established processes that guarantee absolute consistency and stability.
Pet Sustainability Coalition
The Pet Sustainability Coalition has rated Duynie as a top 20 company and sustainable front runner in the pet industry. With this independent rating, the company hopes to continue to lead in the field, providing pet food producers with sustainable alternatives.
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