Three companies in the pet industry have signed up to reduce the environmental impact of feeding pets by partnering with Outcast Foods.

Shameless Pets, Earth Animal and Cannabiscuit Canada will be using Outcast Foods' dehydrated fruit and vegetable ingredients in their products 

Dartmouth-based Outcast uses misfit, unsellable or cast-off produce and turns it into sustainable, nutrient-dense food for wholesale, retail and consumer use. Their direct to consumer products are plant-based, gluten-free protein powders, vitamins and super greens.

The technology cuts food waste and lessens environmental impact -- feeding pets, for example, is said to create over 70 million tons of carbon dioxide a year.

​“It takes commitment from the whole team to make changes to the supply chain, working with Outcast Foods was a no brainer,” CEO Stewart Shanley of Connecticut-based Earth Animal said in a statement.

“The more we upcycle, the more positive of an impact we make on the environment. Outcast Foods makes it easy for us to do our part,” Alex Waite, Co-founder of Chicago-based Shameless Pets said.