Issue 2: The Litter Boxes

tidycatsA few years ago I used full sized grocery bags to clean the litter boxes every single day. What a waste! I finally switched to doggie bags made from recycled plastic so that was an improvement. But that is still up to 31 little bags in the trash every month.

Then I thought… What if I just flush it down the toilet? Bad! I was researching flushable cat litter and found out cat feces has toxic chemicals and parasites that cannot be removed by water treatment plants. Organizations like The Sea Otter Alliance actually speak out against flushing that stuff because they are finding sea otters infected with Toxoplasma from cat feces.

I looked into composting (also a goal of mine). Same problem. You don’t want toxic chemicals and parasites in your vegetable garden. To go that route they recommend a separate bin that sits at least 18 months before the compost is used! I will look into that eventually but I am not quite there yet.

I had no idea finding an environmentally friendly way to clean the cat litter would be so complicated. But finally I found out they make biodegradable doggie bags called BioBags. I am going to order some of those and in the meantime reduce cat litter cleanings to 2-3 times a week.

BioBag Website

Biodegradable Doggie Bags on Amazon


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