September 2, 2012 by Roseanne
You may think your yoga practice is doing something good for the planet, with all your positive intentions and healing prayers. But it’s highly likely that the yoga mat you practice on will end up in a landfill one day.
Luckily, there are smart entrepreneurial people out there who’ve figured out that you can make things out of yoga mats, thus “upcycling” them into something else. Like pet placemats!
As reported on ModernCat.net (essential reading for cat lovers, btw):
Better Buddies, just launched a line of pet feeding mats made from recycled yoga mats. No worries, each used yoga mat is put through a thorough sanitizing process, and then cut into cute designs, making each one unique. The mats are dishwasher safe and slip-resistant, two very important features in a pet feeding mat.
The mats are available in two models (Bone Appetit and Meow Mat) and a whole range of colours. They retail for $19.99 – significantly less than a regular full-sized yoga mat.