The Pet Sustainability Coalition (PSC) announces two new board members to support further expansion of sustainable business practices to the supplier community within the pet industry.
Adding to its powerhouse advisory team are two purpose-driven leaders, one a supplier of raw ingredients, and second, a leader in sustainable packaging, MFiber and Morris Packaging. The first is Dustin Dover, COO at MFiber. MFiber offers a non-chemically processed fiber ingredient from miscanthus grass that is grown by local farmers and manufactured in the US for pet foods.
“It’s an honor to have been chosen to serve with the amazing industry leaders involved with PSC. The work that the Pet Sustainability Coalition does is important to our industry and they have proven themselves to be the premier leader in all things sustainable. I believe my representation of the supply side will be helpful because long term sustainability must start with ingredients and supplies. I am excited to get to work.,” says Dover.
In a recent Life Cycle Analysis with MFiber, it was found that the environmental impacts are considerably less than powdered cellulose across all categories. MFiber uses 86% less fossil fuel, 87% less GHG emissions and 98% less water consumption compared to the alternative.
PSC’s second addition is Brian Steinwagner, executive vice president business development of Morris Packaging. Morris Packaging is the first packaging provider who has brought both PCR and recyclable packaging to the market. "It is truly an honor to be asked to join the PSC family. I look forward to continuing the legacy the current and past leadership has started and continue to grow”, says Steinwagner.
With a growing community of suppliers, now representing 22% of our total member community, we felt it important to have their perspective represented at the board level," said Caitlyn Dudas, executive director of the PSC. "Dustin and Brian not only bring a diverse perspective to our advisory board, but they are also exceptionally mission aligned and have been highly active as members of the Coalition."
To learn more about PSC’s leadership visit www.petsustainability.org/about-psc
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