Here at Natusan, we're committed to doing our bit for the environment, which is why we created the Natusan litter service. We estimate that cat litter generates 2.5 millions tons of waste (which is approximately 2% of the UK's entire non-recycled waste), so we've been working on creating a service that reduces cat litter waste.
In our efforts to find the best compostable litter, we explored many options, but despite all the materials out there, time and time again, we were faced with the same choice - Clumping or Non-Clumping? Everyone has their opinion/preference, even your cat, but throughout our journey, we came across four main reasons that made our choice easy, so we thought we'd share them with you.
But first, what’s a clumping litter?
Developed more recently than their non-clumping counterparts, clumping litters form small, firm clumps when they come into contact with liquid. These compact clumps can then be easily removed so that only clean and dry litter remains in the litter tray. They are usually made of minerals (crystals), synthetics (plastics) or vegetables. Natusan™ is made of natural wood.
Now onto those four key benefits…
1. Easy to maintain
Clumping cat litter is highly absorbent and designed in a way that each time your cat uses their tray, firm clumps are formed which can easily be removed. You’ll notice that when using a clumping litter, you’ll remove some of the litter itself meaning that every so often you’ll need to add new litter to the tray to ensure you maintain a consistent base layer - around two inches deep. That’s why we’ve provided you with an extra bag of litter within our kit!
If you're used to changing your cat's litter weekly, then you may find it hard to believe that you can go a whole month in-between a full litter change, but it's true! With our service you will only ever remove the soiled firm clumps from the tray and we’ll provide you with enough litter to top up for the whole month.
3. Less dust
Non-clumping litter is typically made of clay, and if you've ever used it, you'll be familiar with the mess it can cause. When your cat uses their tray, it's natural for them to bury their faeces in an attempt to hide the smell. In doing so, they can occasionally scatter litter and dust across the floor.
With a clumping litter, the clumps that form after you cat has used their litter are far less likely to scatter. Not only does that mean less cleaning for you, but it also means less worry!
4. Less odour
We all love our cats, but the smell of a recently used litter tray is less than desirable. When using a non-clumping litter, even if you scoop out the clumps every time your cat urinates or excretes, chances are, you’ll miss some. Over time, even the smallest trace of urine and faeces can start to smell.
Using a clumping litter can help to reduce that lingering odour as it clumps as soon as it comes into contact with any liquid. These compact clumps can then be easily removed with our handy scoop so there’s practically no smell at all!
Still not convinced? Kieran, our Consumer Care Manager, is here to help so feel free to send him a question at email@example.com and he’ll gladly respond!
12/09/2019 by NatuTeam