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New Pet Homes Made from Recycled Paperboard

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Cascades, Kingsey Falls, Qué., Canada, will launch a new pet homes line for small animals made from recycled paperboard. This product line includes a cat chalet whose design was inspired by Canadian hunting lodges, a cat teepee inspired by First Nations traditions, and a birdhouse.

The Cascades cat houses are also useable by lapdogs, ferrets, or domestic rabbits. The recycled board teepee and chalet were created by two young industrial designers from the company Loyal Luxe, a Québec company located in Mont St-Hilaire.

The birdhouse can accommodate several species of birds, such as the blue tit, the downy woodpecker, and the nuthatch. Made from 100% recycled board, at least 90% of which is postconsumer, the birdhouse roof is made with NorShield board that renders it water-repellent, thus protecting it against bad weather and extending its life. With its printed design, the birdhouse can be decorated by children.

These products are recyclable or compostable (industrial compost) with the exception of soiled pieces, which must be thrown in the garbage.

Cascades notes that during the first days of July, many household pets are abandoned. The company has thus decided to support the SPCA via a donation for each teepee and chalet sold during the month of July.


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