There are many new varieties of cat litter to choose from. If you are looking for something that is Eco-friendly, try and find a litter that is not clay based. Clay litters must be made and processed in mines which pollute the environment. Clay litter is not biodegradable and cannot be absorbed or broken down by the Earth, therefore, it will forever sit in the landfills.
Most paper pellet litters are made from recycled paper and come in recyclable packaging. Unscented paper pellets can even be scooped into a compost bin after use and turned into fertilizer for your plants. One example of a recycled paper pellet litter is Yesterday’s News®
Cat litter that is made from corn is milled, not mined, and made from whole kernel corn. It is all natural and 100% biodegradable. Corn litter easily disperses in water and will degrade naturally and easily. One of the most well-known corn based litters is World’s Best Cat Litter™
Swheat scoop® has also designed a cat litter that is made from wheat. Their product is also all natural and 100% biodegradable. This pellet style litter feels similar in texture to traditional clay litters, which makes it easier to convert your cat.
Learn about Flushable Cat Litter.
If you commonly feed your cat or dog canned food, purchase a plastic, reusable lid to cover partially used cans instead of using aluminum foil or plastic wrap which gets thrown away after each use. These lids can usually be found for less than a dollar and can be used for years.
Instead of taking a regular plastic bag with you when you take your dog for a walk, look for degradable bags which are made from recycled plastic and can be recycled again, or biodegradable bags which are often made from corn. Some companies that make biodegradable doggie bags, also make litter pan liners and other environmentally friendly pet products as well.
No More Bags
To completely eliminate the use of bags when cleaning up after your puppy, use products like the Waste Manager. You can make a mini septic tank right in your own backyard to dispose of all of your pet waste. Simply dig a two to three-foot hole in your back yard to scoop waste into. Rain water will help to naturally breakdown the waste, which will absorb back into the soil, saving you from using dozens of bags each month to keep your lawn clean.
These are just a few examples, there are many products available to help you and your pet stay clean and safe while helping to save the environment