New Eco Cat Litter: Purr & Simple

June 1st, 2011

Purr & Simple is a kitty litter made from the shells of tree nut crops in Northern California. It’s all-natural, biodegradable, compostable (with solid waste removed) and totally made in the United States.

As if all that isn’t good enough, Purr & Simple is also low dust (and silica dust free), which is good for you and kitty cat.

I think making cat litter from nut by-products is genius. More specifically, it’s the genius of Eco-Shell Inc., founded in 1995. According to Eco-Shell, independent labs tests have shown that Purr & Simple absorbs odors better than leading clay, wheat, pinewood and corn litters. I’ll be sure to let you know what my nose says too.

Purr & Simple comes in pellets (pictured) and clumping formula. I’m currently trying out the pellets formula. I’ll post a review once the cats have had a few weeks to stomp around in Purr & Simple, but for now I wanted to let you know about this new, very eco pet product.


I called my local independent pet store, and they’re selling Purr & Simple at reasonable prices. I think it may even be cheaper than the corn litter I’m using now.

Of course, prices may vary according to your location and store, but my Hollywood Feed is selling it for $7.99 for an 8-pound bag or $14.99 for a 20-pound bag. The clumping litter costs a bit more: $9.49 for 8 pounds and $15.99 for 20 pounds.

Have you used new Purr & Simple cat litter?

(Disclosure: I received a free product sample for review.)

Kitty’s Crumble Giveaway

March 3rd, 2010

I’m happy to tell you about a new eco-friendly cat litter on the market — Kitty’s Crumble.

It’s different from all the rest since it literally falls from the sky. Yup. It comes from coconut husks (coir).

kitty-crumbleCoir is earthy which cats love, but it’s also super absorbent, holding up to four times its weight in liquids that are disbursed evenly for kitty’s comfort. Coir also controls odor.

Plus, Kitty’s Crumble has a very small carbon footprint. The centuries-old coconut groves are supported by rainfall, and the coconuts are collected by hand. They’re also grown without fertilizers or pesticides.

The packaging is recyclable and filled to the very top (no wasted space). When you’re done with Kitty’s Crumble and the solid wastes have been removed, use it right away as a fertilizer or add to compost.

Kitty's Crumble textureKitty’s Crumble is giving away one bag of their cat litter to a Light Green Stairs reader.

To enter, leave a comment on this post before 11 pm CST on Saturday, March 27. The contest is open to anyone with a cat and a continental US mailing address.

The randomly selected winner will have three days to respond to my request for a mailing address, so please check your spam filters.