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Go Green With This Cat Litter Disposal System

by alexandra

How Do You Know If You’re Buying Something “Green”?

cat litter disposal systemIt’s becoming very trendy to buy green, or in other words, buy stuff that’s good for the environment. But how do you know if you’re buying green or not? And don’t environmentally friendly products tend to be more expensive?

Not to worry. Buying green is easy if you do a bit of research and there are great products out there that are good for the environment, easy to use and reasonably priced. Look for products that are:

Produce less waste
Made with renewable resources
Made with renewable energy

Looking for these buzzwords on packaging is a great place to start if you’re trying to be more environmentally friendly. You can make this change with almost everything you buy – from food to clothing to household goods. Even pet supplies!

Believe it or not, there are some brands of cat litter and cat food that are better for the environment than others. For instance, some packaging may not be biodegradable or recyclable and some brands practice carbon offset activities, like planting trees, in order to reduce their carbon footprints (which is the amount of carbon dioxide and other carbon compounds emitted due to the consumption of fossil fuels by a particular person, group, etc.)

What Makes the Litter Champ Environmentally Friendly?

It’s not just food and litter that you want to buy green, but also supplies like cat litter disposal systems. The Litter Champ boasts numerous economically friendly advantages that not all systems have.

The Biodegradable Liners

The Litter Champ contains a continuous liner that can last up to 3 months per cat and can hold about 4 gallons of waste. That alone tells you it’s no contest between the Litter Champ liner and those flimsy plastic bags most people use. The Litter Champ liners are made of high density polyethylene resin. In only 5 years, these liners will biodegrade when put underground or in a landfill, so you can feel good about buying them.

Buying a biodegradable product means that your carbon footprint will be reduced by leaps and bounds. Just imagine 3 months worth of cat litter disposal waste from a single cat household: between 90 plastic bags taking at least 500 years to break down and 1 liner taking 5 years to break down, which would you choose?

Kicking Plastic Bags to the Curb

In short, the Litter Champ eliminates the need for plastic bags altogether as far as cat litter disposal goes. Most cat owners tend to just scoop the used litter and feces into plastic shopping bags, tie them off and toss them away. Given that most people empty their litter box once or twice a day, that’s a minimum of 7 bags a week and 365 bags a year! And that’s only for one home. Given that cats are the most popular household pet in America, the number of plastic bags we must use to toss cat poop as a national would be astronomical.

What does this mean for the environment and why should you care? Plastic shopping bags do not decompose naturally in a short period of time like organic material does. For instance, a banana peel in a landfill only takes about 3-4 weeks to decompose. Plastic bags are made of polyethylene plastic, a man-made polymer that microorganisms don’t recognize as food and therefore don’t break down when tossed in a landfill like a banana peel would.

However, polyethene does photodegrade. This means that over time, sunlight can make the polymer chains brittle and they will start to crack and break apart at the molecular level. So eventually, the bags will fragment into teeny tiny microscopic granules. That may sound like the end of the problem, but this process can take between 500 and 1,000 years! That’s a lot of banana peels.

Thankfully, the Litter Champ eliminates the necessity of plastic bags for cat litter disposal altogether. The Litter Champ liners break down 100 times faster than plastic bags do, which is a relief because some cities in America have begun banning plastic grocery bags as it is. Litter Champ liners are the perfect alternative.

So just how “green” is the Litter Champ in the end?

1. The Litter Champ is non-toxic, it has a lock that will keep pets and small children from getting into the unit.

2. The Litter Champ is ozone-friendly because the double-sealed unit and the bags combined decrease the amount methane gas that can escape from the waste.

3. The elimination of plastic grocery bags and the continuous liner means less waste over time; you only throw away what you use.

4. The liners are completely biodegradable, compostable and are cheaper yet stronger than the competition.

5. The unit is recyclable in that you can use as a multi-purpose trash can if you don’t need it for kitty litter anymore.

6. Continuously going outside to toss full bags can let cold hair into your home in the winter months which will require more energy to heat your home.

7. Spillage from plastic grocery bags mean you may be vacuuming much more than you would like.

The Litter Champ is one of the smartest, safest and most reasonably priced options out there, if you’re trying to make your cat litter disposal habits more environmentally friendly.

Choosing a Cat Litter Disposal System

by alexandra

cat litter disposal systemDid you know that 30% of all the homes in the United States have at least one cat? That’s a lot of cats. And if the average home has 2 cats, that’s about 72 million cats, which means at least 36 million litter boxes being used at least once a day. That’s a lot of used litter!

With so many furry feline friends out there, the market for cat products is enormous. The options for cat litter disposal systems alone are abundant. They all swear to be the cat’s meow; if you walk into any pet supply store in the country, you’ll be inundated with products that promise to be easy and odor-free when in reality they usually fail to get the job done. Finding the perfect one for you can be expensive and time consuming if you don’t know exactly what to look for from the beginning.

Why Do You Need A Cat Litter Disposal System?

You may ask yourself why you even need a special system just for throwing away your cat’s waste. It’s a good question, but let’s look at the alternative. Without a designated container for cat litter disposal, you have to toss your cat’s waste into the garbage can you use for everything else. Yeah, the one in your kitchen. Near your food… gross! And that also means that every time you go to throw something away, you’re hit in the face with a cloud of undesirable odor.

You could try to scoop the poop into one of the million plastic grocery bags you’ve collected over time, tie them up and toss them away. Most cat owners depend on this system, thinking there’s no better way. Not only is this method extremely environmentally unfriendly (those bags take between 500 and 1,000 years to decompose completely) but those bags are thin and sometimes have holes or tears. And what could have been a quick and easy process now involves dragging out the vacuum cleaner and vacuuming up the trail of waste-infected kitty litter you dropped across the house.

What To Look For When Choosing a Cat Litter Disposal System

Let’s say you’ve decided to give up the good old plastic bag routine. Now what? There are some factors you want to look for when choosing a cat litter disposal system in order to get the most “meow” for your money. When out shopping for one, look for:

1. A continuous liner that is easy to empty and refill.
2. A double seal system that effectively traps in odor.
3. Hands free operation that prevents you from having to actually touch the unit with your hands.
4. A way to lock the unit shut so that pets and small children can’t get inside.
5. A sturdy scoop that’s included with the unit.
6. A durable device with a reliable warranty.

Why is the Litter Champ the Perfect Cat Litter Disposal System?

Simply put, the Litter Champ meets all the qualifications outlined above and then some.

The liner is continuous, lasts about 3 months and is lightly scented which effectively covers any odor. The inside of the unit even has a small, easy to use tool that lets you cut the bag without hunting around for scissors. Simply tie the bag on the top after cutting and tie the next bag on the bottom, pull the bag down, close the door of the unit and you’re all set. This long lasting liner saves you money and is biodegradable so it’s kind to your wallet and the Earth, as well as your nose.

The Litter Champ’s double seal system creates a double layer of protection and odor-blocking, shutting in bacteria that would otherwise drift out of an uncovered container. The hands-free pedal means you only need to step down on the pedal to lift the lid, make your deposit using the included scoop, and then lift your foot up to drop the lid back down. It’s hygienic, very fast and you only have to use one hand!

If you’re still unconvinced and would rather stick with flimsy plastic bags, remember: most cats hate vacuums and typically dive for cover as soon as you turn one on. Be nice to your cat and get the Litter Champ.

Controlling Litter Box Odor in Small Spaces

by alexandra

controlling litter box odorIt’s an unfortunate fact of life that living with a pet means living with potential odor. Even with only one cat at home, odors can be magnified in small homes where the air can’t circulate as well. Guests may turn up their nose at the smell whenever they come over. At the risk of losing all your friends and only having your cats for company (which, let’s face it, doesn’t sound that bad), you should really do something about the smell. If you suffer from litter box odor in your small space, there are things you can do to clear the air once and for all.

Get a Properly Sized Litter Box For Your Cat

If your litter box is too small or you don’t have enough litter in the box, your cat won’t be able to bury their business very well. This means the excrement will be exposed to the air, which releases bacteria as well as an odor. Make sure your cat has enough room to move around and a good two inches of litter at all times so he or she can effectively bury their waste and keep it buried.

Buy The Right Litter That Will Get The Job Done

There are so many options when it comes to buying cat litter, but unscented clumping litter has been proven to trap smells the most effectively. The unscented part may surprise you. Wouldn’t the smell be better hidden with a nice flowery scent to cover it up? In reality, the perfumes added to scented litters merely carry the smell around, so your house smells like flowers with poop on them instead of just poop. Stick with unscented and if you’re still wrinkling your nose, try sprinkling some baking soda into the litter box every time you add new litter. This is an age-old trick that helps absorb more odor and moisture.

Make Sure Your Cat Is Eating Right

Certain diets can often result in excessively smelly excrement. Cats aren’t good at digesting grain or wheat and it can usually cause their waste to smell especially bad. (Garfield’s litter box was probably atrocious after all that lasagna.) Bacteria and parasites from spoiled or contaminated food can also be a culprit; take kitty to the vet if you notice an increase in odor to make sure it’s nothing serious!

Use Tools Designed to Control Litter Box Odor

Sometimes the problem isn’t in the litter box itself, but with the litter tracked around the house! Cat owners are no strangers to the tiny grains that are lightly scattered around the house, having hitched a ride on tiny cat feet. Invest in a good strong vacuum or hand-held dustbuster to keep your floors free of litter debri. Otherwise, this dusting of litter can deposit bacteria throughout the house and spread more odor more quickly.

One of the most valuable tools you can get for controlling litter box odor in your small space is the Litter Champ. At 10” by 16” by 4”, the Litter Champ is compact and fits almost anywhere near you keep your litter box. While most disposal systems can be ugly and clunky, the Litter Champ’s elegant design allows it to blend in wherever you choose to keep it. The double sealing lid and continuous scented liner keeps odors trapped in for good.

Bacteria and smells can spread quickly, especially in a small home. A disposal system like the Litter Champ keeps the litter all in one place, eliminates the need for plastic grocery bags and creates a hygienic and odor-free environment for you and your cat.

Eliminate That Pesky Litter Box Odor!

by alexandra

controlling litter box odorFor millions of families worldwide, having a pet cat (or two or three or six) is one of life’s greatest treasures. Cats are extremely self sufficient, super cuddly and fun to play with. Five minutes with a tabby and a laser pointer and you’ll be all smiles.

At the same time, there are a few irritants that come along with having a cat. Most kitties find great joy in ruining expensive furniture with their sharp claws. You could make a whole other cat with all the hair left on your clothes and what cat owner hasn’t had to struggle with picky eaters? But perhaps the most universal issue that cat owners face is that pesky litter box.

The only thing worse than constantly having to shovel cat poop from what is essentially just a box to another box, is the smell that comes along with it. If you leave the litter box full for too long, the smells wafts horribly out of the box and infects your home like a monster from a horror movie. And even if you’re incredibly diligent and empty the litter box obsessively every single day, the waste can still sit in your trash for days until you’re forced to run around your house, holding your nose closed with one hand and a can of air freshener held high in the other.

To avoid this smelly situation, you’ll probably have to take the cat waste from the litter box, put it straight into a shopping bag or another disposable container, and run it outside to the dumpster daily. It’s the only solution to save your home from smelling less than fresh. Or is it?

It’s Time To Eliminate That Pesky Litter Box Odor

There is a better solution than plastic grocery bags and awful odor. It’s called the Litter Champ and it’s making emptying the litter box seem (and smell) like a walk in the park. There are 3 unique qualities about the Litter Champ that make it the end-all-be-all solution for pesky litter box odor:

1. The ‘step and drop’ system allows you to open the lid with your foot, toss in the waste and let the lid fall closed. With a system this easy, you may even look forward to emptying the litter box.

2. The double seal lid design keeps odors in once and for all. The smell is completely trapped within the unit and won’t make your house smell, even if you don’t take it outside for a few days.

3. The continuous scented liners specially designed for the Litter Champ are made of a powerful polyethylene resin and hold the waste safely within the canister, keeping in odor and eliminating waste and torn garbage bags.

And there you have it! Litter box odor simply cannot stand up to the Litter Champ. Once you get one you’ll wonder how you ever got along without it.