November 1, 2022

How to Reduce Your Pets' Carbon Pawprint


Beyond offering power-packed nutrition, BSFL (black soldier fly larvae) offer a great alternative to other animal proteins because they can be grown using far less food, water, and land. That means MAECK can offer a treat with the same (or more!) protein and nutrition but use far fewer resources. In other words, MAECK treats lower your dog’s carbon pawprint. MAECK packaging is also recyclable. 

Take a look at the resources required for BSFL compared to the same amount of nutrition from beef:

Bottom line: BSFL is a more sustainable food source in every way: less land, less water, less feed. That is land that can be turned around and used for growing crops, feed that doesn’t need to be transported to a stockyard, beef that doesn’t need to be slaughtered, processed, and transported, and water that can be used for more efficient crops or left in rivers for healthy habitats. 

Pets are estimated to consume 20% of the world’s meat, so converting to efficient insect based dog foods has the potential to make a huge difference. And overall, foods that have the greatest carbon footprint (kilograms of CO2 per serving) is Beef, then Lamb, then Dairy Cattle: