DGP Natural Absorbents are made from renewable coconut coir. They are certified USDA BioPreferred and offer superior performance compared to standard clay based products. Coir is light weight (even a young child can pick up a bag!) and extremely easy to use. There are NO carcinogens, silica or other hazardous substances that are found in clay based products. Coir will expand up to 9x its weight and absorb all fluids found in trash bins, animal enclosures, transportation areas and industrial facilities. It is the ultimate Non-toxic absorbent that is unlike any other product in the market today for renewability, chemical reactivity, absorbency, toxicity and user safety. Coir also provides a natural way to reduce malodors and bacteria growth where stagnant liquids might occur. NV EARTH Natural Absorbents are part of a next generation family of innovative and responsible products.