As someone who loves my cats as much as I respect the Earth, I often find it difficult to reconcile the fact that my cats produce so much waste. Between the bags of poop and litter, to empty food cans and chewed up toys, it seems like I’m always throwing something of theirs away. But with a bit of effort, I have made some changes that have helped reduce their waste and thereby reducing their eco footprint. Here are a few of those things.
Reduce. When my cats were kittens, I went crazy buying all the beds, toys and random cat things I could find. But several cat years and many broken products later, I realized that cheap things are not designed to last long. So, I started to become a more educated consumer, paying attention to materials and seeking out quality products designed to last, essentially eco-friendly pet products. By doing so, I reduced the amount of cheap, broken and worn out items that would have ended up in the landfill. As a bonus, the cats and I end up having really nice things.