Old cat litter containers recycled for storage in our garage. Made by my husband. #upcycle #diy #storage
I crumbled the newsprint, which took a bit longer than I expected. I think I was crumbling too small based on Allie’s photo on her blog, so you should try making bigger “crumbs” if you’re going to make your own recycled newspaper cat litter.
As we all learned in grade school, there are three simple watchwords to remember when considering environmental friendliness – reduce, reuse, and recycle. While your cat’s litter is hard to recycle, you can still be environmentally aware by using such as recycled biodegradable products.
DIY recycled cat litter container for extra storage.
Recycled cat litter boxes turned into chicken nesting boxes.
I have two cats and currently use clumping clay litter in their litter box. I have tried to use cat litter made from recycled newsprint, but Gravy and Tang would not use it. What are other environmentally friendly alternatives I could try?Recycled paper litters: Paper is highly absorbent, as demonstrated by household products such as paper towels and facial tissues. During the newspaper recycling process, newsprint is de-inked, screened, and pulped. While long newsprint fibers can be recycled as future newspaper, short fibers are typically considered waste. When dried, formed into pellets, and combined with an odor control agent, short newsprint fibers can have a ninth life as cat litter. Paper-based litter is lightweight, extremely absorbent, and can be flushed down the toilet instead of consigned to landfill. Popular cat litters made from recycled newsprint include the brands Yesterday’s News and Good Mews.The Nestlé Purina PetCare Company understands the importance of recycling to reduce paper waste. Our paper litter products help divert paper from the waste stream and creates useful products for our consumers. secondnature® brand Dog Litter and Yesterday's News® brand Cat Litters use recycled paper as their main ingredient, are highly absorbent, control odors and are virtually dust free – Because many alternative cat litters use recycled materials or byproducts from other industries, acquiring the necessary raw materials usually has a much lighter environmental impact than acquiring the materials for clay-based litter.