We grew up with cats that used nature's litter box (i.e., mom's flower bed) so when we got our own cat and moved to the "city," we were pretty bummed about bring a litter box into our house.
But we did, and ever since that day we've been suspicious of that stuff. The dust doesn't seem like something that we or our cat should be breathing. And then how do you dispose of the litter when you clean it? Plastic grocery bags? Aren't we trying to avoid those?
We've experimented with a couple alternatives, but haven't found one we're thrilled with yet.
A roundup type post at Green Options recommends a number of possibilities -- from corn-based litter to litter made from recycled newspaper.
Do you have an eco-friendly litter option that you're thrilled with? Please do share!
(Re-edited from a post originally published 08.28.07)