How Does Using Plant-Based Cat Litter Help The Earth?

Plant-based cat litter

We generate millions of tons of waste yearly - food waste, pet waste, old clothes and old furniture, plastic bags, sanitary waste, old electronic gadgets, old cars, the list is endless. Less than 20 percent of waste is recycled each year, with huge quantities still sent to landfill sites. 

Here are a few cat litter facts that might surprise you:

  • Did you know that a single cat can contribute more than 60KG of cat litter to landfills each year? Malaysia has approximately more than 10 million cat owners, with majority still using conventional cat litter. 
  • A large portion of that litter comes from popular clay sand and crystal litters, which are not only mined from the earth but also do not degrade or biodegrade in landfill, meaning they remain on the planet forever.
  • Crystal litter produces 39% more carbon dioxide than plant-based litter and natural clay litter is strip-mined from the earth, destroying natural habitats. 

With the continuous development of cat litter, here are the reasons why plant-based litter leads to the correct direction:

  • 100% compostable and biodegradable
  • Natural and chemical-free
  • Non-toxic and completely sanitary
  • More options on disposal: flush down or add to a compost
  • Less contribution to waste piling in landfills
  • Eco-friendly for a smaller carbon footprint

What Is a Plant-Based Cat Litter?

Anyone with a cat knows that cleaning cat litter daily is part of a cat owner’s life. This does not only include scooping poop but also getting rid of it afterward. This involves using plastic bags, liners, and other storage until the wastes are picked up and dropped into your designated landfill.

Plant-based cat litter is the answer if you want to achieve the closest possible solution to minimal waste. This is one of the latest types of cat litter made of earth-friendly materials that still promise a high absorbency rate and quick clumping. Unlike the conventional cat litter, plant-based litter eliminates odor better and is deemed safer for your cats. 

The Best Plant-Based Cat Litter

Food-based litter

An eco-friendly superstar and 100% cat-safe litter option is food-based litter and they comes in tofu, pea and corn. Our signature tofu litter is, of course, a customer favourite. Our premium tofu pulp sets this litter apart from others by providing superior absorption capabilities that efficiently absorb liquid four times greater than itself in a matter of seconds, as well as a powerful odour absorber without using any artificial scent. Good quality food-based litter lasts longer and saves you money. Given that it is 100% biodegradable, you can flush it down your toilet and you’re done with the cleaning process!

Wood-based litter

Mostly made from pine, wood-based cat litter has an advantage for its capillary formation on the litter, unsurprisingly soaking up more moisture. This makes it an ideal choice if you have multi-cat household. Wood-based litter has a natural scent and is suitable for fussy cats who are not used to food-based litter.

Recycled paper-based litter

Made from 100% recycled and biodegradable paper, you can count on this absorbent litter to soak up your cat’s wastes. You can also add it to your compost for the benefit of your soil and plants. Paper litter, on the other hand, does not clump and can easily become soggy and stinky if not cleaned on a daily basis.

Final Thoughts

Congratulations to those of you who are already using plant-based cat litter; you ARE saving the planet and providing the best for your cats.

If you have not yet tried any plant-based cat litter, make the switch today! Plant-based cat litter is healthier for your cat, safer for the earth, and most importantly they works better and more effectively for modern cat parents. 

On the side note, we are doing everything in our power to reduce waste. Just so you know, we're unable to cut corners on packaging during shipping to ensure you receive the litter undamaged. However, we make certain that our packaging is actually biodegradable and recyclable! 


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