Shredded Diaper

This particular litter is sneaky – it’s often marketed as a recycled paper product with “gel lock” technology. In reality this type of litter looks like paper but is made from the castoff/waste material from making the lining of baby diapers. This is a lightweight litter.

Advantages:

  • Very absorbent
  • Often has clumping properties
  • Virtually dust free
  • Possibly compostable or biodegradable, but the added “gel” agents make that claim questionable

Disadvantages:

  • Soft, squishy material can be uncomfortable for cats with arthritis or mobility issues
  • Expensive
  • Small pieces typically track a lot
  • Clumps are typically weak and will fall apart when scooping
  • Dangerous if ingested
    • “gel” agents can be toxic
    • high probability of causing intestinal blockage