Alabama Sawyer’s Not So Secret Diary
That’s right, we have to talk about cat poop in this one. For the most part, have you ever thought about cat litter as being something that even needs to be natural or eco friendly? I know I haven’t. Up until recently, my only real concern about the cat litter we use is how well it combats odor. That’s why I’m seeking out products that (hopefully) don’t compromise in the odor control department.
World’s Best Cat Litter is an interesting product for several reasons. It claims to have high quality odor control and be “planet friendly.” That said, I’d strongly encourage you to read the reviews on this product before you purchase it. Some of the reviews are good and some aren’t. It sells for 23 dollars for 28 pounds of cat litter which is decent considering that it’s supposed to be eco friendly.
Feline Pine Arm & Hammer Naturals Cat Litter sells for 15 dollars for 18 pounds. It claims to use natural ingredients to leave your home odor free, AND to be more absorbent than clumping clay litter. As with all products, be sure to read the reviews carefully before making a purchase.
Simply Pine Natural Cat Litter seems to be one of the pricier natural cat litters out there, but the 2 reviews indicate that it has great odor control, which is definitely a plus.
According to the Walmart product description, it’s made with 100% pine pellets, which are naturally very absorbent. Additionally it claims to be biodegradable, which is excellent. That said, some of the reviews do lower an otherwise high rating on the basis of high pricing, so keep that in mind.
We all know that plastic garbage bags aren’t great for the environment, especially when they go to a landfill and quickly become surrounded by thousands of other plastic garbage bags. That’s why I’m here to discuss some of the best biodegradable garbage bags on the market. Keep in mind the difference between biodegradable and compostable, “The primary difference between compostable and biodegradable is that compostable products require a specific setting in order to break down, whereas biodegradable products break down naturally. Typically composting is a faster process, but only under the right conditions. Both of these kinds of products are better for the environment than plastic products that can take hundreds of years to disintegrate.” (Source: pjponline.com)
Now that we’ve explored the difference between compostable and biodegradable, let’s list some of the best biodegradable and compostable garbage bags. Please note the following items come from this MyBest article on the topic.
You can get these Unni Compostable Trash bags from Amazon for only 11.95 for 100 bags. These bags can hold up to 2.6 gallons and some reviews note that they begin to break down a little too fast for consumer taste. Keep that in mind if you’d like to purchase this particular brand. That said, they also come with BPI (Biodegradable Products Institute) certification, which is definitely a plus.
Another product to consider is the Green Earth Compostable kitchen food scraps bags that you can buy off of Amazon for 16 dollars for 50 bags. Again, they are BPI certified and they tend to be a little thicker than other brands (which consumers love.)And last but not least, Stout by Envision offers 48 bags for 33 dollars. They have a 30 gallon capacity and customer reviews seem to favor the durability of these bags.