Silica gel is also used as cat litter, by itself or in combination with more traditional materials, such as clays including bentonite. It is trackless and virtually odorless. Purchasing silica in the form of cat litter can be an easy and cost effective way for retail consumers to purchase silica gel for use in other applications, such as maintaining the desired relative humidity in humidors, keeping tools or other materials rust-free in damp environments or long-term storage, and preserving dried food.
... Biodegradable litters are made from various plant resources, including pine wood pellets, recycled newspaper, clumping sawdust, brazilian cassava, barley, okara and dried orange peel ... Each year, over 2 million tons of cat litter, or approximately 100,000 truckloads, ends up in landfills in the U.S ... Some pet owners prefer biodegradable litters due to its friendliness to the environment ...
... One of the first commercially available cat litters was Kitty Litter, available in 1948 and marketed by Ed Lowe ... was the first large scale use of clay (in the form of Fuller's earth) in litter boxes previously sand was used ... Clay litter is much more absorbent than sand, and its larger grain makes it less likely to be tracked from the litter box ...
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