I have talked about proper disposal of doggie-doo so I’m not being biased. But common kitty litter is a major source of landfill waste and it’s bad news, because it doesn’t biodegrade and pollutes groundwater. Plus it often contains silica dust, a known carcinogen. And would you believe that, annually, two MILLION tons of used kitty litter finds its ways to landfills… to sit… and pollute for a very, very, VERY long time.
In college, I did have a kitty for a brief, fleeting moment (until we were busted by our landlord and then kitty was off to my Dad’s for new residency) but just like so many cat owners, I used a store-shelf brand of those “mined”, non-renewable, clay-based products that jam every grocery store in the country.
Sadly, these common products are a danger to the environment, our water sources, your cats and us! I’ve researched biodegradable, non-toxic alternatives made of natural, renewable and recycled contents. Here is a list that comes highly recommended, for the safety of everyone:
Cat Country – made from organic wheatgrass fibers
Feline Pine – made from renewable yellow pine
Good Mews – made of recycled paper fiber
Swheat Scoop – made from naturally processed wheat
World’s Best Cat Litter – made from whole kernel corn
So, although I’ve found that you can be a cat owner AND environmentally-friendly, I’m not sure I’m going to run out and buy a cat. Our daughter would certainly love it, but while she’s squealing “hello kitty!” I’m sure our dog would say “well, hellooooo kittyyyyy!”