Biodegradeable Eco Care Cat Litter

Cat owners who want a biodegradable cat litter may want to consider Eco Care Cat Litter. This British litter is made from compressed wheat straw and can be safely flushed, composted, mulched or disposed of with other green waste.

Natural Product with Recyclable Packaging

The makers of Eco Care are committed to the idea of reusing and recycling as much material as they can in the production process. The company purchases organic wheat straw from across Europe and makes it into the litter pellets, which are packaged in sturdy paper bags and labeled with nontoxic inks. Straw that isn't initially made into pellets is collected within the manufacturing plant and recycled into pellets.

During the manufacturing process, the pellets are dried three times: first on the conveyer belt as they leave the extruder machine that turns the straw into pellets, then in a vacuum to remove dust and debris, and finally the finished pellets are "super heated" to dry them completely and to kill any bacteria, fungi or mold that may be present.

Since wheat straw is a renewable resource, the production of Eco Care is less harmful to the environment than the production of traditional clay- or sand-based litters.

High Absorbency Rate Means Fewer Box Changes

Under normal conditions, a single-cat home should only have to change the litter box filler about every 20 days. Eco Care can absorb up to three times its weight in liquid, and the used litter clumps together for quick and easy cleanup. The highly absorbent wheat straw also has natural odor-controlling properties, which means that Eco Care can help keep your cat's litter box from smelling without the use of artificial perfumes or odor-controlling chemicals.

Saving the Planet, One Litter Box at a Time

Natural Litter Products, the maker of Eco Care, devised the litter as a solution to a much larger problem: the amount of non-biodegradable cat box filler than ends up in landfills each year. The company's goals for the product include:

  • Reducing the amount of clay- and sand-based litters cat owners use each year
  • Reducing the amount of non-biodegradable litters that wind up in landfills, which may reduce the need for building additional landfills
  • Reducing the carbon footprint of trucks that carry cat litter products from mines and manufacturers and to landfills 
  • Reducing the impact of water pollution from cat litter manufacturing

How to Use Eco Care Litter

Start with a clean, dry litter box.

  • Pour ½ inch of Eco Care into the box.
  • Check the box daily and remove solid wastes promptly.
  • Shake the box to move dry pellets to one side.
  • Scoop wet litter clumps out of the box.
  • Dispose of wet litter clumps by flushing, composting, mulching or adding to green waste. (Use Eco Care as a mulch on ornamental plants only–not on fruits or vegetables.)
  • Refill box to ½ inch depth.

Ideally, one litter box should meet the needs of one or two cats. Additional cats should have additional boxes to ensure litter boxes are used properly.