Kompact9, a retractable ball thrower for dogs, has launched in the UK this month.
The product which is made by family owned business D-style was created with a “telescopic design” that lessens the launcher to the “length of a school ruler”, and has a drawstring cover which makes it both “portable and hygienic” for use.
The Kompact9 ball launcher is manufactured in Devon using injection moulding technology, where its parts are produced from recyclable bioplastic pellets made from sugar cane, beetroot and hemp fiber, it is also made with 100% plant-based plastics and shipped to customers in a “FSC regulated cardboard box.”
Karen Richardson-Scarfe, managing director at D-Style, said: “when we embarked on our journey to revolutionise and reengineer the dog ball launcher, for us it was fundamental that the business should not negatively impact the environment and our product should be ethically made.
“Our supply chain has been devised to minimise our carbon footprint and recycle water during the manufacturing phase. We’ve even made sure that the label sealing the packaging is recycled which, believe it or not, was the hardest part to source.”
The Kompact9 is on sale now priced at £17.50 and is available to purchase online at the company’s store.