Day 302 – I grew up with cats and I had my share of litter cleaning duties. I never gave any thought as to what was in the cat litter and if it was healthy or unhealthy for me or the cats. Turns out that many brands are made from clay and contain silica. The dust created by the silica can get into the lungs and could eventually create health problems. The best option for the environment and your health is a biodegradable cat litter.
GreenMatters shared their picks for the Best Eco-Friendly Cat Litter:
- World’s Best Cat Litter is made of lumps of compressed and fully compostable corn kernels.
- Littermaid is made of discarded walnut shells. As a nut product, though, this product is not suitable for those with nut allergies.
- Okocat is made from sustainably-sourced wood fibers that are biodegradable and compostable.
- Arm & Hammer litter is a plant-based blend of corn, mineral oil, and baking soda.
There are plenty of eco-friendly cat litter option out there. Many more than what is listed here. So, on this National Cat Day make the change to a healthier cat litter for your health and the health of the planet.
Tomorrow, reducing methane emissions.