Compostable Cat Litter Bags Can Reduce Your Kitty’s Impact on the Environment

compostable-cat-litter-bagsWhen it comes to cat litter, there isn’t a one size fits all solution to reduce your cat’s environmental impact. However, eco-friendly compostable cat litter bags may be one way to help your kitty be more green. Here’s a guest post from Melody:

Your cat doesn’t actually care how much waste they produce. What they care about is that they get 2 to 3 meals per day, comfort, and attention. But when you consider that there are 86 million cats in the America, that adds up to a lot of cat litter. And that adds up to a lot of plastic bags ending up in our landfills, or worse, inside the stomachs of wildlife.

Using plastic cat litter bags to scoop and toss out used cat litter is essential. However, most plastic bags often take hundreds of years to decompose. But there is a solution if you’re concerned about the impact that your cat has on the environment and you’re looking for a bag that’s sturdy enough for cat litter, yet also compostable.

Regular biodegradable bags for kitchen scraps are quite flimsy—making them ideal for composting food waste. But when you’re cleaning the cat box, the last thing you want is to lift up a bag of litter and have it burst all over the floor. Not fun!

EcoLeo Cat Litter Waste Bags are a great solution if you need a sturdy and large bag that also will biodegrade. These extra large cat litter waste bags can be used for daily scooping of your cat’s litter box, or to empty the entire box of stale cat litter into the bag every two weeks. Your cat likes a reasonably clean box, but one that still has a bit of their scent in it. (Tip: Never use bleach or Lysol to clean your cat’s box. Dish soap and vinegar is purrfect.)

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The pet waste bags are made from a corn-based plastic. They’re also BPA-free, and ASTM D6400 certified compostable to USA standards. They’re strong enough to hold heavy clumps of kitty litter, and they’re also leak and tear proof. However, these bags decompose in a natural environment. This is great news, as you’re lessening your cat’s impact on the environment by using compostable kitty litter bags.

If your cat is anything like mine, after they use the litter box they sit by it and howl until I get out of bed—where else would I be at this inconvenient time?—and go and scoop it out. These cat litter waste bags are extremely convenient to use. Not only are they strong and durable, once the compostable kitty litter bag is full, you can pull it out and tie a knot with the convenient handles, and dispose of it in your regular outdoor garbage can or bin.

You can also use them as pet waste bags if you have a dog. With the two handles on the top , you can easily hold onto the bag while you scoop, or place one in a small garbage can and fill it up. Most common types of cat litter scoops will fit easily into the bag.

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After you fill the compostable kitty litter bag you should tie up the ends, then dispose of the bag in your outside bin. Otherwise, if your cat’s like mine, she’s going to complain!

I really enjoyed using the biodegradable cat litter bag because it made scooping cat litter an easier chore. And since most cities are now banning cat litter from being disposed of in toilets, the EcoLeo Cat Litter Waste Bags are an eco-friendly option for when you’re looking for a greener solution for your cat’s litter.


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