Introducing The Royal Canin Recycling Program

Introducing The Royal Canin Recycling Program

Introducing TerraCycle

At ROYAL CANIN® we’re passionate about creating not just a better world for pets, but a more sustainable and renewable world for us all. The pet food industry is one of the largest industries in the country, producing millions of products packaged in what has been traditionally hard-to-recycle packaging. Some of this packaging ends up in landfill or our oceans, causing significant impact on our environment. That is until now. We’re proud to be leading the way in providing a solution to recycle pet food packaging through our Royal Canin Recycling Program in partnership with TerraCycle.


How our Royal Canin Recycling Program works 

Pet owners can return their clean and empty ROYAL CANIN® dry food bags and wet-food pouches to participating vet clinics and specialty retailers to be recycled via our program. We then work behind the scenes with TerraCycle to recycle these products, using a circular economy method, turning these products into reusable items such as park benches, dog agility equipment and frisbees. Our goal in the first year is to prevent 5000 tonnes of pet food packaging from ending up in landfill and to connect many more pets with their local vet clinic. Find your closest collection hub now!


We're giving back while we recycle! 

We’re very proud to have partnered with Blind Low Vision NZ as our charity partner for our Royal Canin Recycling Program. For every 1kg of packaging we return and recycle, we’ll be donating $1 to support the incredible work of Blind Low Vision NZ. 


Who is TerraCycle? 

TerraCycle is an innovative, global waste management company that currently operates across 21 countries worldwide. Partnering with leading brands such as ROYAL CANIN®, TerraCycle helps to recycle products and packaging that would otherwise end up in landfill or being incinerated.

To find out more, visit:

Content Block With Text And Image 1

Our sustainability program

Get more detail on Mars Incorporated's sustainability plan, and the work done to make a long-term difference around the world.

Learn more