There are now more collection points for pet owners to recycle Royal Canin and Eukanuba packaging, with RSPCA joining the Royal Canin recycling program across Australia.

The partnership will see TerraCycle collection points made available at 28 RSPCA shelters, vet clinics, and retail shops for environmentally conscious pet owners to recycle their empty and clean dry dog food bags and wet food pouches.

In an Australian first for the pet industry, Royal Canin launched recycling collection points across veterinary clinics and select pet retailers in 2021. For every kilogram of accepted pet packaging donated at an RSPCA site, $1 in TerraCycle points will be donated to the RSPCA.

For donations to other sites (including select clinics and pet retailers), there are a range of other non-for-profit organisations to choose from, including Vision Australia.

Dean Richardson, Sustainability Lead ANZ, Royal Canin, said that extending the recycling program through RSPCA sites makes it easier for pet owners to do their bit to help the environment.

“This is all part of our global commitment to sustainable packaging and carbon neutrality by 2025, making a positive difference to pets, people and the planet.”

Richard Mussell, CEO, RSPCA Australia, said the partnership will proudly reduce packaging waste in shelters, clinics, and shops.

“There is a substantial amount of foot traffic across our Australian network, and many pet owners care deeply about the planet. Making it easier for them to donate pet packaging for recycling is important to the RSPCA.”