Responsible Mining

Odour Buster™ and the Environment

Odour Buster™ clay-based litters are made using superior quality materials only.

Our commitment to quality includes our choice of bentonite clay.  Because, like you, we are environmentally conscious,  our clay is sourced exclusively from responsible mining operations.

About Bentonite Clay

Bentonite clay is an absorbent, naturally-occurring clay composed of aged volcanic ash found beneath topsoil. Although there are several deposits around the world, the highest quality of bentonite is found in Wyoming, USA.

Wyoming bentonite is the least brittle and therefore naturally low in dust. It also has the highest absorption rate and clumps quickly. Because of this, you get a premium-quality product!

Uses

Bentonite clay is used by many industries and in several products including:

  • Cardboard
  • Clarifying agents for wine, vinegar, oil
  • Crayons
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Healing clays
  • Internally for x-rays
  • Mechanic’s soap
  • Medicinal emulsions
  • Ointments
  • Toothpaste
  • Water softener systems
  • Cat litter

… and so much more!

About Responsible Mining

Responsible mines are committed to their environment.  They will select mining sites carefully, and, once mining operations have ceased, they will return those sites to their original state or better.

The Wyoming difference

The state of Wyoming, USA, where our clay is sourced,  has a strong commitment towards the protection of its environment. State laws strictly regulate mining and the land reclamation process to ensure that mined sites are appropriately reclaimed.

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About the Mining & Land Reclamation Processes

The mining and land reclamation processes ensure that any site mined is a true, viable mine and that the land is properly reclaimed afterwards. Briefly, this is what happens:

  • The site is test-drilled to ensure that it can be mined
  • The topsoil and overburden are removed from the site and saved
  • The clay is extracted
  • The topsoil and overburden are returned to the site
  • Local vegetation is planted
  • As needed, natural drainages are stabilized or reclaimed drainages are created

The site is monitored regularly to ensure that vegetation and wildlife can thrive.

Land reclamation returns the mine sites to their original state or better!