Kitty Cabins are one of the UK’s favourite pet shelters and now animal lovers can buy an eco-friendly version that’s made entirely from waste plastic.
Kitty Cabins are made using a manufacturing process called rotational moulding by a company called RevMo, based in Callington, Cornwall. The shelters are popular because they’re made from a single piece of highly durable plastic so they don’t rot like wooden shelters, they need no assembly and they’re easy to clean.
Although the process is relatively low waste, the company has found a way to collect all of the waste and get it ground down to form the powder suitable for making new products.
Claire Walker, managing director of RevMo, said: “We use a moulding process that doesn’t create a lot of waste but we always try and re-use as much as we can. We wanted to make sure the Cabin still looks good and is nice and smooth inside so it’s comfortable for pets. And now, we think we’ve cracked it!”
The Eco Kitty Cabin is just as robust and good-looking as the original but made entirely from waste plastic. This 100% recycled plastic pet shelter shows how manufacturing can help the UK meet its global commitment to net zero.
The original Cabin is made from a highly durable moulded plastic so it lasts a long time, but this recycled version means that no new plastic was used in its making.
Claire added: “The Cabin is made from a plastic powder that’s heated inside a metal mould until it forms the shape. The challenge was to produce something that looks attractive. Traditionally reprocessed plastic is all black, no matter the original colour of the waste material. Now we have managed to recycle our waste in a way that the finished product is a random colour effect.
“I’m so pleased we got it right in the end and I can’t wait to see what customers – and their pets – think of it.”Eco Kitty Cabin | Recycled Plastic Pet Shelter – Cosy Cabins (cosy-cabin.com)