Celebrating Earth Day with Close To Naturenow Organic Cat Litter EARTH DAY GIVEAWAY!

Close To Nature Now Biodegradable Bag

The folks at The Organic Farm Store are celebrating Earth Day by announcing their brand new biodegradable packaging! Not only is their Close To Naturenow cat litter organic, now even the packaging is green.

This completely biodegradable natural litter is made from soybean meal and potato starch. It provides excellent odor control, low tracking, and superior clumping. Unlike clay litters — which are devastating to the environment and can cause horrible health problems in cats and kittens (read more here) — Close To Naturenow is a healthy, environmentally-friendly choice for cat litter.


From biodiesel-fueled mobile clinics to facilities built using green design, there are lots of animal shelters worldwide that are going green! The Organic Farm Store has put together a list of some eco-friendly animal shelters in the US and Canada. Check it out, then come back here and leave a comment on this post with info about what your animal shelter is doing to go green, or let us know what you plan to do this year in honor of Earth Day (maybe it’s time to pledge to stop using that clay litter!)

Two winners will be selected in a random drawing on Earth Day, April 22. Each winner will receive an 18 lb. bag of Close To Naturenow Organic Cat Litter in the new biodegradable bag. One entry per person. This giveaway is open to addresses in the US and Canada.

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298 Responses to “Celebrating Earth Day with Close To Naturenow Organic Cat Litter EARTH DAY GIVEAWAY!”

  1. 201

    great idea!!! love it

  2. 202

    For Earth day I will be saving water and repurposeing discards

  3. 203

    Perfect!!! I was looking for “Green” inside and outside. Will defiantly be using it for my 3 cats.

  4. 204

    I no longer clean my litter box into a plastic bag and take to the dump. . . I have a trench behind my cabin (in the wilderness) and bury the ‘raw’ litter. . . Works great and slows the coyotes/wolves down a bit!!

  5. 205

    I bet my cat would like this litter.

  6. 206

    I have been searching for the perfect “green” litter and this may be it! I would love to try it out.

  7. 207

    my husband uses the clay litter for his kitties i long ago switched to WBC when i read about the clay litter dust in our kitties lungs.
    i had to go out of town and he was on cat sitting duty which included scooping my kitties box he loved how light the litter was and how nice it smelled.
    when i came back he said that he wanted to change to the WBC.
    so now he has gone green also :)

  8. 208

    I decided to green my cat Dulce’s world too by stop using clay litter…but now I see myself buying a plastic bag that is difficult to recicle, hence I have commenced my seach for a litter that is truelly green (both contents and packaging).

  9. 209
    Cindy Merrill

    I pledge to plant some wild apple trees- the bloosomw will keep local bees happy and humming.

  10. 210

    We are currently using World’s Best Cat Litter and it is working fairly well compared to previous litters. We have never used clay litter. I would love to try Close to Naturenow Organic litter. I appreciate their packaging and will look for more companies that use biodegradable resources. I like to think of everyday as an “Earth Day” and will continue to look for and to use environmentally friendly products for everyday use.

  11. 211

    I am always down with making kitty litter as green as possible!

  12. 212
    Shari D

    I plan to purchase a rain barrel to save water for Earth Day.

  13. 213

    Great way to deal with what every cat person has to do daily (litter), and being concious of the environmental impact! Super!

  14. 214
    Suzanne K

    For Earth Day, I’m going to do the final research on how to build a French Drain along the back of my house to collect all the rainwater into a very big cistern to use to water my fruit trees and veggie garden in the summer.

  15. 215
    Lesley B

    This litter looks great, I love the biodegradable packaging! I have started trying (believe it or not) chicken feed with baking soda added for cat litter. Just get the kind for baby chicks with no antibiotics or hormones added to it, and it is flushable and biodegradable and clumps pretty well.

  16. 216

    will be recycling and buying less

  17. 217
    Cynthia C

    I have tried an alternative to clay litter, but my cat refused to use it. Time to try something else. Maybe I’ll have better luck with this.

  18. 218

    In honor of Earth Day, I plan on going vegetarian for good!

  19. 219

    I hope they will expand their distribution soon to include the North Texas area. I look forward to trying this product, always looking for products that help with odor control.

  20. 220

    It’s a nice idea in theory; however, biodegradable packaging, trash bags, etc. will not biodegrade unless you bury it in your yard. It’s going to a landfill where more garbage will be piled atop of it, hence not letting it biodegrade at all.

    The litter is interesting, though. It looks like Feline Pine Scoop, which was a little dusty, but I think I’ll try it.

  21. 221

    I just started using the natural litter a few months ago and am very pleased. I love that this one has gone a step further and even made the bag biodegradable!

  22. 222

    Since becoming a vegetarian, it seems like I recycle more and more. The next step would be my kitties going green too!

  23. 223

    This year, we are planting yet another tree..

  24. 224

    I really like this litter so it would be cool to win. (I do wish I could have one of those 10lb buckets – and then use the biodegradable bags as refills.) Alas there is no local distributor otherwise I’d use it a lot more. :)

  25. 225
    Chelsea S

    I plan to finally kick my plastic water bottle habit once and for all!

  26. 226

    I plan on using more all natural litter instead of clay.

  27. 227

    Planting lots more shrubs and flowers!

  28. 228

    Bring my own bags to stores to use instead of using plastic bags.

  29. 229

    I had no idea there were so many environmentally protective items for cast.s

  30. 230

    We switched our 5 cats from clay litter to natural litter last year but are still looking for our favorite. We’ve tried wheat & corn but never soy. For Earth Day we will be doing like we do every day – using as many natural, organic, green products as we can both for us & all our furkids!

  31. 231

    We plant a tree for Earth Day.

  32. 232

    I’ve tried corn litter before but went back to clay because I found it has better odour control. Maybe this one is a better alternative.

  33. 233

    Great!We are looking for something which can replace World’s Best Litter. Hope this works.

  34. 234

    I’m trying out several brands of natural litter.. Ones that I’ve tried are quite decent, but haven’t met my (or my cat’s) perfect match. Hope this will work.

  35. 235
    Little Doll

    Wow, when they say 100% recyclable, they mean 100%!

  36. 236
    Suzanne D

    For Earth Day, I’m going to try a more earth and feline friendly cate litter. Would love to try your brand but unfortunately there doesn’t seem to be anyone handling this in NYS. If I was able to try it and like it, I would try to promote use in our area.

  37. 237
    Meghan McFadden

    Thanks for the contest opportunity. My kitties would love to try out this litter!

  38. 238
    Michael B

    Will have to check the next time I am in one of the pet stores to see if they carry this. I know that I haven’t seen it in any of the mass merchandisers.

  39. 239

    I love the biodegradable packaging.

  40. 240
    Lisa Davis

    I stopped using clay litters because they are stripped mined

  41. 241
    susan leech

    This is such a great idea and I like the idea it is safer than others for us, the world and especially the cats. susan Leech

  42. 242
    Sally Messing

    We are planting a few native trees around our yard, and are phasing out the non-native trees over the next few years.

  43. 243

    I would love to give it a try….with 7 cats, I have experimented with most litter trying to find one that the cats like and is eco-friendly!

  44. 244

    Honestly, I’m not sure what the shelter is doing here.

    I’ve been using wheat litter for the past while. As an environmentalist, cat-lover, and girl that strives for social-responsibility, hearing about this product is just super duper.

    For Earth Day, I’m learning how to take city transit! I moved into the city a couple years ago just about and still fear our public transit. I’m going to conquer my fears and cancel my car registration! Woohoo!

  45. 245
    Jenny Ham

    My shelter has a place to drop off cans that helps going green and helps out our no kill shelter.

  46. 246

    would love to transition to a non-clay based litter, have tried the corn but no luck – hopefully this one works!

  47. 247

    For Earth Day, I plan to stop using plastic grocery bags

  48. 248

    We just started vermiculturing (very exciting). We try to recycle and compost everything we can.

  49. 249

    I am going to start using green cleaning products and hope to try out this litter to see if our cat likes it.

  50. 250
    Roxanne C

    Great giveaway for Earth Day! Thanks!!

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