Shenandoah County woman cutting down on single-use plastics through small business
MAURERTOWN, Va. (WHSV) – A woman in Shenandoah County is doing her part to help reduce her environmental impact through her small business.
Jennifer Hanger of Maurertown owns Chew Dat Foods, a homemade dog food company.
The hanger has been growing and appearing in Saint Bernards for nearly 50 years, and the business took place after recipe requests for dog food from his family and friends.
The hanger wraps the food in reusable plastic buckets, which are then washed, dried, and dried. He said the process is loved by his customers across the state, and added that he feels good to know that he is helping people’s pets and hiding 30,000 used plastic waste from landfills.
“It’s good for the animals, but I really like knowing that I’m doing something to help the environment because I haven’t contributed to a serious plastic disaster that we’re creating,” Hanger explains.
Containers are collected monthly and Hanger said he also uses other materials from food preparation such as cardboard in his home garden.
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