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« Reply #580 on: July 19, 2008 03:09:25 PM »

In the meantime, you could use a plastic container with a snap on lid-like a cottage cheese container? Line it with a plastic bag, keep it next to the litter box. Scoop into it daily, toss the bag when full. That's just maybe one bag a week versus one every day.
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« Reply #581 on: July 20, 2008 07:18:41 AM »

HMM.... I like the cottage cheese container idea. I already use a litter that's technically flushable for my rabbit, but the cat will have none of it. She's really picky about her box.

I'll have to start scrounging around for a container with a good stink-proof lid!
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« Reply #582 on: July 20, 2008 11:20:28 AM »

Otherwise, if you save any bags your food might have come in (like the bag from your chips, bread, bagged salad, anything in a bag!), you can use those to clean the litter box, and you won't be producing any more trash since you'd throw those things away anyhow. If you eat mostly fresh food that doesn't come in bags, you probably have a few friends or coworkers who would be happy to save their bags for you. If you have a job with a lunchroom, you could probably put a box for people to put their wrappers in instead of throwing them away. People might think you're a little weird, but we'd all know you're super cool!
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« Reply #583 on: July 20, 2008 01:24:23 PM »

Thanks for the thoughts on meat in reuasable bags  Grin  Glad we aren't the only ones who wrestle this delimma.

As for cat litter, I've used Feline Pine before, as it is flushable.  But, my landlord found out I was flushing it and said no (even though it was flushable  Roll Eyes )  I have one kitty who is allergic to anything but Tidy Cat.  Yes, I didn't believe it at first, but she spent months coughing (and I spent $$ at the vet trying to figure it out).  We went back to Tidy Cat and it went away.  So I haven't experimented much with litter since then.  We don't do this, but I cat sit for some folks who would buy the big, reclosable plastic containers of Tidy Cat, then they used the empty containers to drop the clumps into.  If I recalled, they lined it with a bag and then too the bag out.  Kind of th same principle as a Diaper Genie or Litter Locker.  So not away from bags completely, but reduced.  We use the plastic buckets for other things, like our laundry detergent lives in one Smiley

None of these are the most eco-friendly ideas, but its a few less bags.  Also, about composting - its really not good to compost cat poo.  I researched it when I was contemplating a doggy septic system.  Cat poo tends to be too full of stuff that isn't easily killed by composting or septic treatment.  Joy.  Love the little furballs anyway.
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« Reply #584 on: July 21, 2008 07:08:42 AM »

Rubytue, that is a perfect idea! I had been experimenting with types of litter, to see which my cat would accept, and I have exactly one empty tidy-cat bucket that I've been wondering what to do with. Using it as a trash bin for the cat kills two problems! I have a use for the bucket, and I'll use less bags! Awesome!

Also, m8, I have found that if I use a small enough bin (which I have) I can line my trash with bread bags. But I'd never thought of using other food bags, too. That's a great idea!
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« Reply #585 on: July 21, 2008 07:15:15 AM »

Also, for those who mentioned using feline pine or other green litters, I usually use wood-stove pellets (pellet-stove fuel) for my rabbit's litter. You can get it at hardware and home improvement stores, usually, although you might have to look around a little if you live in a city or someplace warm. It's basically the exact same thing as feline pine, except the pellets are bigger. And you can get a 40lb bag for $5 or less. Being that cheap, it makes it so much easier to be green Smiley
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« Reply #586 on: July 21, 2008 07:57:54 AM »

there is this silica(?) clear+blue crystals stuff at wal-mart that is supposed to be ecological, too.... but i don't know how to dispose of it and the bag doesn't tell you.  it just says it's not harmful to the environment when you dispose of it.  it's like approved by the UK or the EU or something (sorry i don't have it in front of me)

we use it cos it's neater than the others, and it lasts a really long time and doesn't smell...  but then when it comes time to get rid of it, i am not sure what to do.
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« Reply #587 on: July 23, 2008 04:54:20 PM »

Also, for those who mentioned using feline pine or other green litters, I usually use wood-stove pellets (pellet-stove fuel) for my rabbit's litter. You can get it at hardware and home improvement stores, usually, although you might have to look around a little if you live in a city or someplace warm. It's basically the exact same thing as feline pine, except the pellets are bigger. And you can get a 40lb bag for $5 or less. Being that cheap, it makes it so much easier to be green Smiley

I use to use wood pellet for my ferrets. It was great and so cheap, then I moved to the south and I can't find it cause the winters aren't log enough Sad
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« Reply #588 on: July 30, 2008 07:11:50 PM »

be aware that the plastic shopping bag shouldn't touch the food, because they may not be food-safe.  at least they didn't used to be...

I would have to agree with this. Plastic industry has evolved over the time, and most indicators suggest that plastic packaging is safe. But its not only the chemicals that can be dangerous no, no, certain hormones (also known as environmental hormones) and dioxins can prove to be dangerous, especially to children. Knowing this can be helpful, especially for mums with young children, cos, I mean, obviously, you dont want your kids to be sick, right? Im not expert on this, but Styrofoam packaging can exacerbate atopic dermatitis, etc so beware buyer!
I suppose the main problem is with childrens lunch. Alas! Even though many mothers and friends of Craftster can make the lunch bags (hurray for environment and for health), but its the food packaging itself that I worry of. Does anyone know much about this?
And sorry for all the garbage! I guess the nerdiness had to spill over! Tongue

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« Reply #589 on: July 31, 2008 06:35:48 AM »

Hey guys just happened upon this post about dryer balls via craftzine.com

http://casasugar.com/1807230 thought it might interest some folks. Wonder how well they work on pet hair. She also has several posts about green cleaning.

Sorry to bring up the topic about laundry soap again but mine has been vetoed by my Hubby. I use to make the liquid stuff but recently switched to a powdered recipe but my Hubby says our really nasty dirty clothes (work out clothes that are drowned in sweat) still have an odor. Does anyone have any ideas? I guess I'll just go back to the liquid but the powder is soooo much easier to make.



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