A smart product for your horse, your barn, and the environment.
From NRHA Corporate Partner SmartPak (Kelcie Griffith) – PLYMOUTH, MA – Since their early days, SmartPak has strived to provide innovative and convenient solutions for horse owners while always doing their best to be conscious of the environment. While it’s often the case that the convenience of individual, daily dose products use more wasteful packaging, the opposite is true with SmartPaks! That’s because the SmartPaks Supplement Feeding System was designed to help horse owners take the best care of their horses while also taking great care of the planet.
“When it comes to producing our SmartPaks, we maintain a high standard of work to remain green in our efforts while treading lightly on the earth,” said Sarah Mann, Vice President of Equine Health and Brand at SmartPak. “From every aspect of our manufacturing processes, all the way through to shipping orders out the door, we look for every way we can to reduce the amount of materials and waste we use.”
Here are just a few ways that SmartPak has minimized their environmental impact by subscribing to the “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” philosophy of conservation:
- Reduce -What many horse owners don’t realize is that SmartPaks actually use less plastic than buckets. SmartPakers measured it, and the plastic used for a 28-day supply of SmartPaks weighs 60% less than the plastic used for a 28-day bucket!
- Reuse - The amount of plastic used to make SmartPaks isn’t the only way that they’re more earth-friendly than buckets. SmartPaks are made from recycled plastic (unlike buckets, which are usually made of virgin plastic), so the material is already on it second life.
- Recycle - Finally, SmartPaks are made of #1 PET plastic (just like water bottles), which means they can be easily recycled again at most recycling centers. Many buckets are difficult to recycle, or not recyclable at all!
“As riders ourselves, we want to protect the planet so we can all continue enjoying being out in beautiful green spaces with our horses,” Mann added. “That’s why we work hard to make SmartPaks readily recyclable, so it’s easy for our customers to opt for the recycling bin over the trash.”
To learn more about all of the ways SmartPak works to help the environment, visit www.SmartPak.com.
From the feed room to the tack room, SmartPak offers innovative solutions to help riders take great care of their horses. SmartPak was founded in 1999 with the introduction of the patented SmartPak supplement feeding system. The revolutionary, daily dose SmartPaks are custom-made for your horse, individually labeled and sealed for freshness. With the success of this simple and convenient feeding system, SmartPak has continued to expand its offering of quality products, including its own line of more than 55 supplement formulas called SmartSupplements, and a wide variety of tack, equipment, and supplies. The company has grown rapidly each year and is now the largest retailer of equestrian products in the United States. SmartPak’s success has been powered by a passion for delivering an unbeatable customer experience, and the company has been recognized with a Bizrate Circle of Excellence award seven years in a row, as well as receiving an “Elite” rating from STELLAService. A nine-time Inc. 500/5000 honoree, SmartPak is the only equine company ever named to the Inc. 500 list.