What is Sustainable Cat Litter?

If you’ve stumbled across Natusan for the first time, or you’re considering adopting a cat or switching litters, you might be asking yourself: what is sustainable cat litter? It can be confusing enough working out which cat litter is best for your cats and their needs, and the sustainability factor can often be overlooked. 


What is sustainable cat litter?

Sustainable cat litter is a litter that is produced through sustainable methods, with reduced environmental impact. There are a variety of natural cat litter options out there, with varying credentials and considerations when it comes to sustainability.


Sustainable Cat Litter


What makes Natusan clumping litter more sustainable? 

There are several factors that make Natusan a more sustainable cat litter option, but perhaps the most impressive is how it can dramatically reduce a household’s cat litter waste.

Natusan is a clumping litter, which makes tray cleaning easy-peasy and reduces the amount of litter wasted over a monthly cycle. Switching to Natusan from a non-clumping litter can reduce your litter waste by up to 65%—which is a lot of waste saved from landfill.

But there’s also the materials that our cat litter is made from. We offer two natural cat litter options: Natusan Wood and Natusan Wheat. Both are biodegradable and natural, and both are produced using industry by-products that would otherwise be wasted.


Our sustainable cat litter options

Natusan Wood is made from 100% natural PEFC-certified recycled wood materials. As our wood cat litter is made from a by-product of the timber industry, it means no additional trees were felled in order to create Natusan Wood. 

Natusan Wheat is also 100% natural and biodegradable, made from a by-product of wheat-milling—once again ensuring that nothing goes to waste!


A grey cat with two bags of Natusan cat litter and a Natusan litter tray


Why choose sustainable cat litter?

If you’re wondering which cat litter is best, there are several factors to consider. Absorbency, odour control, softness on paws, convenience and waste—they’re all factors that can influence our decisions. But the environmental impact of cat litter is another factor, and one that an increasing number of us are becoming more aware of. 

The most common types of cat litter are made from clay and silica, materials that need to be extracted from the earth. To obtain the raw materials for clay litter, strip-mining is used—a particularly destructive type of mining which removes the top layers of soil over vast areas. Silica is also obtained through mining, although more commonly open-pit mining. 

These traditional cat litters negatively impact the environment as a result of the mining required for the raw materials, and that’s without even mentioning the amount of waste that they generate by requiring regular full tray changes. 


Sustainable Cat Litter


So when it comes to reducing our environmental foot prints (and paw prints), it’s clear that sustainable cat litter is the way forward. If you have more questions about sustainable cat litter and our Natusan products, head to our Natusan FAQs to find out more!

31/01/2023 by NatuTeam

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