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Buying a green kitty litter

What do I need to look for in a “green” kitty litter?
Allison, Vancouver

Before you consider the type of kitty litter to buy for Fluffy, see what your city suggests when it comes to getting rid of the waste.

Characteristics to look for in a kitty litter include biodegradable products, because you’ll be sending it to the landfill or composting it yourself at home.Don’t compost cat litter if you plan to spread it on edible plants, like those in your vegetable garden. Many brands are also made from renewable plant materials like corn or wheat. These are made from byproducts like corn cobs rather than food-grade sources. You may have also seen recycled paper pellets or some made from wood waste, typically pine.

What all of these options also have in common isthey tend to be chemical-free and fragrance-free. Definitely avoid scented products. Instead, deodorize with baking soda by keeping an open box nearby.

David Suzuki Foundation

Lindsay Coulter gives you the straight goods on living green. Send your questions to queenofgreen@metronews.ca. For more great tips, visit The David Suzuki Foundation at davidsuzuki.org.

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