If you’re looking for a simple, inexpensive pet carrier for occasional trips to the vet, this one from Bergen could be all you need. It’s made from 60% recycled materials, so is much better for the environment than those big plastic boxes. It is also collapsible, so that you can easily store it away when not in use.

It fits pets up to 10lbs in weight, so is probably better for cats than dogs and closes them in completely so they feel secure.

You wouldn’t really choose this one for its looks, a cardboard box is what comes to mind, but if you want something sturdy, cheap and functional that isn’t using up the earth’s resources you might well go for this one.

Pet carrier costs $7.99 fromAmazon.com