DIY Kitty Litter From Old Newsprint

DIY Kitty Litter From Old Newsprint

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MaryAnne Petrella
Sep 13, 2011

If, like so many of us, you are a cat owner, you have probably tried all manner of litter options in order to determine the best value/usage/environmentally-conscious combo. A few years ago Allie at The Greenists explored this eco alternative, and it's practically free!

Inspired by products already on the market, she started off with plain old shredded newsprint, but a concern for ink transfer and the tracking issues that came it left her unsatisfied. Troubleshooting ensued. A special recipe including warm water, biodegradable dish soap and baking soda created the kitty litter she had been looking for (and a weekend project for yours truly).

All you need to make a 2-3 week supply can be found around the house, and best of all the whole process takes under an hour (minus drying time).

Read More: Check out the great step by step tutorial at The Greenists.

(Images: 1. MaryAnne Petrella; 2. The Greenists)

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