Waterless technology is something that has been around for some years now but has been
something that many companies have not adopted. Smarti first took to the market in 2015 to
identify why this was happening, what could be done to change it and how it could be taken
above and beyond the current limitations, safely and hygienically.
1 - Research at our core
This is why research is at the heart of everything we do, ensuring we constantly evolve our products and set ourselves apart from the competition. Early manufacturers of waterless technology weren’t able to attach the new technology to old waste pipework, but thanks to Smarti’s extensive research and development this is no longer a challenge or barrier to a safe and sustainable waterless future.
Understanding the science behind the chemical reactions that take place when urine and water are mixed has been key to Smarti’s product development, as well as how to deal with urine when the water has been removed from the equation. Extensive research has allowed us to develop the SteriKleen enzyme cleaner and SteriKlear enzyme pods, both of which play a pivotal role in the workings of our waterless urinal system. The friendly enzymes work to break down the urine, ensuring that by the time the waste reaches the sewage system, it will have a minimal impact on the pipework and associated sewage systems.
2 - Highest hygiene standards
All our systems go through stringent testing to ensure they are safe and fit for purpose, meaning they are suitable for any and every sector. Examples of such sectors that Smarti systems can
be found in include hospitality, stadia, education, manufacturing, and the NHS. Our systems are now present in several hospitals across the UK, which demonstrates the exacting safety and hygiene standards we have obtained. If it is safe and hygienic enough to be located in a clinical operating environment, it is safe and hygienic enough to be used anywhere!
3 - Sustainability in all areas
We first achieved this certification in March 2022. Today, we hold the prestigious Blue Marble CO2(e) Neutral standard in recognition of our environmentally responsible approach to carbon offsetting. Under the certification, all our residual emissions, including Scope 1 and Scope 3, are offset through certified carbon credits provided by the Verified Carbon Standard.
Even though the amount of carbon that we produce is minimal – accounting for just 3.9 tonnes of CO2 equivalent through to the year ending 31 August 2021 – we firmly believe that we should do all that we can minimise our carbon footprint. As a result, we review all our products and packaging to make sure that we recycle as much as possible, ensuring that Smarti is taking an environmentally responsible approach to all its activities, first and foremost.
Where we do produce carbon, we offset emission through funding of the Verra certified Pacajai Redd+ Project in the Brazilian State of Para. This project aims to prevent unplanned deforestation of 123,000 hectares of Amazonian rainforest. The objective of the project is to help avoid the emission of 9.6 million tonnes of CO2 for a period of 40 years, and to improve the standard of living of the local population through direct investments in health, education, infrastructure and the empowerment of vulnerable groups.
To see the Blue Marble summary report on our work to manage and offset our carbon output, please click on the Blue Marble accreditation logo.
4 - UK Innovation, Design & Manufacture
That’s why we’re moving from overseas to UK manufactured valves, further reducing our overall carbon equivalent emissions. In the year ending August 2021, importation of valves accounted for 5% of Smarti Environmental’s emissions. The move to sourcing valves domestically forms part of our net zero plan.
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