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Let’s face it, dogs aren’t going to start recycling on their own. That’s why we’ve rounded up some of our favorite sustainable dog toys to keep your pup entertained that also help contribute to a greener world.
From plushies filled with recycled fiber to durable chew toys made from repurposed rubber, check out our top picks for sustainable dog toys.
Our Picks for Sustainable Dog Toys
This article was originally published on January 19, 2019, and was updated on April 22, 2020.
This cute, durable rope toy is made from chemical-free, non-toxic cotton thread using all-natural vegetable dyes. It’s eco-friendly and super-safe.
Best of all, it’s machine washable and biodegradable. Your dog can love it to death and bury it in the backyard without fear of pollution.Shop on Chewy
This plush toy is tough enough that even big-time chewers will take a while breaking through to the stuffing. And the stuffing itself is an eco-friendly high loft fiber made from recycled plastic.
Durability + recycled materials = a sustainable dog toy your pooch will love!Find on Amazon
Here’s a “green” dog toy that also encourages you to recycle. Simply stuff the soft groundhog with an empty water bottle and let your dog go to town! The toy is perfect for tossing around in a game of fetch and eases environmental strain by putting used water bottles to use.Shop on Chewy
It bounces. It floats. It stands up to a chewin’. And best of all, it’s made from nontoxic, FDA-compliant materials and can be recycled through the manufacturer’s closed-loop recycling program.
That’s right: if your dog tires of this toy, just join West Paw’s recycling program to send it back for reuse.Find on Amazon
If your dog is a ball hound, this bouncy ChuckIt ball will make their day. It’s made from durable, long-lasting natural recycled rubber. And it even works with your favorite ball-launcher.Find on Amazon
This darling pink hippo is a squeaky, treat-hiding, and floating water toy all-in-one. Plus, it’s made from high durability post-consumer recycled material, lowering your dog’s carbon footprint while increasing their fun.Find on Amazon
Planet Dog’s line of fruit and vegetable toys are made from rugged, recyclable rubber. Stuff them with treats and bounce them around for hours of fun. And when you’re done, each toy is totally recyclable. (But do check your local recycling requirements to make sure they can be recycled in your area.)Shop on Chewy
These bright orange tennis balls are made from sustainable natural rubber with just the right amount of bounce.
What’s more, they come in a reusable mesh bag to help transport them from your house to the park and back.Find on Amazon
Nom nom nom! This plush burger dog toy is made with azo-free dyes (the kind of dyes that are known carcinogens) and 100% post-consumer certified-safe recycled plastic bottles. And it’s even machine washable!Shop on Chewy
This ball-and-rope combo toy is made from 100% recycled material. It’s buoyant, non-toxic, recyclable, and easy to clean.
Sounds good—and green—to us!Shop on Chewy
For more ways to green up your lifestyle with your pets, check out one of the articles below.
- 8 Eco-Friendly Toys and Treats That Dogs Love
- 15 Organic Dog Treats We Love for Allergies, Picky Eaters, and Healthier Snacking
- Cricket Protein for Dogs Could be the Future of Pet Food. Here’s Why
- A Guide to Eco-Friendly Pet Parenthood