FAIRPORT HARBOR, Ohio–(BUSINESS WIRE)–OurPet’s Company (OTCQX: OPCO) today highlights its partnership with
Paulee Cleantec Ltd., an international leader in eco-friendly solutions
for the management of human and animal waste, as a viable catalyst of
major innovative solutions to the environmental concerns of pet waste
Israel-based Paulee Cleantec applies its patented exothermic oxidization
technology to address the challenges of global waste management. The
partnership between OurPet’s Company and Paulee Cleantec leverages both
companies’ innovations to contribute to a cleaner, healthier and more
sustainable society as they work to commercialize and expand the
application of an initial dog waste product.
According to American Pet Products Association (APPA) statistics, there
are approximately 175 million companion dogs and cats in the United
States, and over 650 million dogs and cats worldwide. Due to the
humanization of pets and the unconditional social support they provide
their owners, the pet population is expected to continue to grow, as
will the amount of waste they produce.
These increases contribute to significant environmental concern, as the
pet waste problem has already reached serious proportions. In the U.S.,
companion dogs produce roughly 10 million tons of waste per year (enough
to fill a line of tractor-trailers from Seattle to Boston), while the
cat population results in about 2 million tons of litter sent to
Improperly disposed pet waste can contaminate underground water levels,
lakes and streams and greatly affects the environmental quality and
eco-balance. Pet waste carries a host of serious diseases, and studies
show that up to 30 percent of the bacteria in water samples and up to 50
percent of the bacteria in air samples originates from dog waste. Due to
the seriousness of the problem, an increasing number of municipalities
are imposing stiff fines against irresponsible pet owners who do not
properly clean up after their pet.
OurPet’s Company’s proprietary, innovative pet waste management
solutions directly address these concerns. Its line of products includes
manual and semiautomatic cat litter boxes; pet waste accessories such as
scoops, litter bags and sprays, and natural cat litter; and automatic
litter boxes that incorporate Bluetooth/WiFi technology to better manage
the waste activity and monitor the pet’s elimination behavior, a prelude
to more serious health issues.
The Company has over 170 patents issued or pending, many related to pet
waste management. In tandem with Paulee Cleantec’s clean-tech solutions,
OurPet’s recognizes considerable opportunity to address the
environmental impacts of pet waste.
“Paulee Cleantec is pioneering efficient pet and human waste management.
The company has developed a proof-of-concept patented, portable, safe
and inexpensive waste system that uses an exothermic oxidation process
to convert animal feces into an odor-free ash fertilizer in less than a
minute. OurPet’s and Paulee Cleantec will work together to commercialize
an initial, portable dog waste product and apply the technology to other
pet waste applications,” says Dr. Steven Tsengas, chairman, CEO and
founder of OurPet’s Company.
Dr. Oded Halperin, founder and chairman of Paulee Cleantec, also notes
the advantages of the collaboration.
“We are very pleased to partner with OurPet’s and realize the potential
of our technology. We look forward to applying our expertise to the
partnership, as OurPet’s has the innovative technology, the
marketing/sales channels and most of all the strong entrepreneurial
drive to bring our mission to success,” he says.
About OurPet’s Company
OurPet’s Company designs, produces and markets a broad line of
innovative, high-quality accessory and consumable pet products in the
U.S. and overseas. Investors and customers may visit www.ourpets.com
for more information about our company and its products. OurPet’s
websites include www.petzonebrand.com
Certain of the matters set forth in this press release are
forward-looking and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Among
the factors that could cause actual results to differ materially are the
following: business conditions; growth in the industry; general economic
conditions; addition or loss of significant customers; the loss of key
personnel; product development; competition; risks of doing business
abroad; foreign government regulations; fluctuations in foreign currency
rates; rising costs for raw materials and sources of supply that may be
limited or unavailable from time to time; the timing of orders booked;
and the other risks that are described from time to time in OurPet’s SEC
Dr. Steven Tsengas, CEO
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