Orvis Diverts 13.5 Million Plastic Bottles from Landfills with New Eco-Friendly Dog Beds
“Our product development team is inspired to help active dogs and their humans live their best lives outdoors,” says Angela Menendez, Orvis divisional merchandise manager of dog and gift. “Our new Comfortfill-Eco checks all the boxes for us. It’s the same uncompromising comfort and quality we have been producing since the mid-70s, made even better by keeping millions of bottles out of landfills and oceans.”
Comfortfill™ Eco is made from 100-percent-recycled plastic bottles. An average of 146 bottles are used in each bed, and Orvis estimates this will keep more than 15 million bottles out of landfills each year. Comfortfill-Eco offers the same plush, springy and resilient comfort that customers expect from Orvis. Inside the bed, Comfortfill-Eco stays evenly dispersed, thanks to a chambered liner that prevents shifting or clumping.
The Comfortfill-Eco program is part of a larger initiative by the company to add more products to its line that support the health of the environment. Orvis also offers clothing made from recycled plastic water bottles and oyster shells, including the Flat Creek Tech Flannel.
The Comfortfill™ Eco beds come in small, medium, large and extra-large. They are available in numerous styles, colors and patterns. Styles include classic round, platform, wraparound, bolster, and couch. The beds are also available in ToughChew®, with double-layer construction designed to withstand the most persistent chewers, diggers and bed-shredders. Beds can be personalized, as well.
A dog-product industry pioneer, Orvis introduced the dog bed to America in 1976.