FROM TREES TO TRAYS AND BACK AGAIN: THE NATUSAN JOURNEY

The Natusan story is one that turns waste into wonder. 

In this blog we thought we’d share a bit of info about where Natusan litter comes from, and where it ends up with our Collect & Compost service.

Where does it come from?

It all starts with nature.

Our litter is made from 100% PEFC-certified, recycled wood materials, meaning no trees are felled in the making (YAY!).

We only use responsibly sourced by-products of the timber industry; all the wood shavings and sawdust collected are a product of sustainable forestry and are mainly from wood manufacturing companies located up to 200km from our production site.

We collect and mix together these wood shavings and sawdust with water, starch from the local market, and a natural clumping agent.

This is then pressed into pellets, which are crushed on a roller mill and finally sieved in order to create the fine particles that make Natusan litter so soft on paws.

Natusan Cat Paws

After this process, only once we’re 100% happy that the litter meets our standards is it then ready for use.

  • For our Litter Subscription, your delivery will arrive on a Monday between 9:00am - 6:00pm every four, six or eight weeks depending on your preference.
  • For Collect & Compost subscriptions, your delivery (and collection) will take place on a Monday between 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. every four weeks and our friendly customer care team will send you a reminder text message the night before your swap is due to take place.
  • For One-Time Purchases, your litter will arrive within 48 working hours after the order has been placed.

We’ll also send you an email when your order is dispatched, which will include your unique tracking link.

We all know what happens next… 😉

Cat Poop

What happens after you use it?

After use, our drivers pick up your litter and take them to our warehouse in E1W, where the waste is consolidated and shipped the next day to our recycling centre in North London.

The litter is then mixed with other household garden waste and then composted using a method that is very different from the way we compost at home.

This process, called “in-vessel composting” means the litter is treated on an industrial scale, where it is held at a minimum temperature to kill even the most resistant bacteria.

On top of that, it is mixed with the correct co-products to produce a better quality fertiliser.

We work very closely with our composting partner, who are compliant with EU Regulations and certified under the waste regulations in England and Wales.

The tray itself goes to recyclable carton waste to begin its cycle again.

The fertiliser produced from your litter can have multiple uses, cat faeces provides an excellent source of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium for plant nutrients.

After treatment, the fertiliser is perfectly safe to be used by farmers to treat soil for agriculture, beginning the whole process over again!

To find out more about Natusan, take a look at our handy FAQ’s or get in touch at help@natusan.co.uk

14/07/2020 by NatuTeam

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