DALLAS, April 29, 2016 ― RPG Innovations announced today they have donated $5,000 to the Arbor Day Foundation’s Replanting Our Nation’s Forests program. The company is making the donation to plant one tree on behalf of each customer who purchased the company’s Bags on Board® GREEN PUPSTM line of environmentally-conscious waste pick-up bags this past year.
“To demonstrate our commitment to the environment, Bags on Board promised to donate a portion of all GREEN PUPS sales during our first year to the Arbor Day Foundation to plant new trees,” said Matt Smith, VP of marketing at RPG Innovations. “We’d like to thank our customers who’ve purchased GREEN PUPS and made this donation possible.”
The leader in pet waste pick-up, Bags on Board launched GREEN PUPS in March 2015. The waste pick-up bags are made with natural lignin, a renewable resource left over from the papermaking industry. Until now, eco-friendly pet parents have been limited to using corn- based bags that require water and energy to grow and harvest the needed corn, resulting in higher costs and not so environmentally-friendly side effects. The company signed an industry- exclusive agreement with Dallas-based cycleWood Solutions to produce GREEN PUPS, which are manufactured using cycleWood’s award-winning XylomerTM Technology.
“We’re grateful to RPG for becoming a steward of our nation’s forests,” said Dan Lambe, Arbor Day Foundation president. “Our forests are part of the long and important legacy of the people and the land of our country. Thanks to RPG Innovations’ commitment, thousands of trees will be planted to help clean the air, protect water resources, and restore habitat and beauty to forests that have suffered devastation.”
About Arbor Day Foundation
Arbor Day Foundation is a million member nonprofit conservation and education organization with the mission to inspire people to plant, nurture and celebrate trees. More information is available at arborday.org.
About RPG Innovations
RPG Innovations provides quality pet-care products that enhance the relationship between people and their pets. The company manufactures pet care products under the Vet’s Best, Bags on Board, OUT! Pet Care and Simple Solution brands. These products are available nationwide through pet specialty retailers. RPG Innovations is a privately-held company based in Dallas, Texas.