We are really happy that more and more eco-friendly products appear on Polish market, especially when they are friendly not only for our planet but also for cats! Therefore, when we found an organic and biodegradable litter with a catchy name Zakop i Zapomnij (Bury & Forget) – we could not refuse to try it.
Thanks to the courtesy of Zakop i Zapomnij brand we had the opportunity to test corn and wooden litter in 5 kg bags in the standard unscented version and in the pre-released scented version.
Do you know Zakop i Zapomnij brand?
As you might know – we love buing local products, so it’s not hard to guess that Zakop i Zapomnij is a Polish brand. They offer variety of plant-based cat litters, which are biodegradable, cat-friendly and created in the spirit of less waste.
On our YouTube channel you can watch a video from unboxing and our first tests of Zakop i Zapomnij litter:
Changeover to the new cat litter
Apollo used fine-grained and clumping clay litter, so it was not clear whether he would accept bio litter because they are very different in matter of smell, size and texture.
How did we manage to convince him to use the new eco cat litter? We put a second litter box with Zakop i Zapomnij litter next to the current litter box. At the beginning Apollo was using both litter boxes but after few days the old cat litter with was taken away.
The litter is packed in ecological paper bags instead of plastic – this helps limit the amount of garbage produced by us – this is what I call true care for the environment!
The packaging design is minimal and modern, and at the same time contains all important information about the product.
The products are available in several sizes 9 5, 20 and 35l.
- it needs more time than clumping clay for clumping,
- it is moderately absorbent (compared to wooden gravel).
- does not clump, but very nicely disintegrates into dry sawdust,
- absorbs the moisture very well.
Aromatic tastes are individual for each cat parent and for each cat. If your cat doesn’t like scented litter, we encourage you to reach for unscented one.
We tested cat litter in 3 scent options: pina colada, unscented and the green tea:
- Pinaolada scented corn litter smells very tasty, so tasty that Apollo tried to snack on it at the beginning. It eliminates the smell of the litter box very well.
- Unscented corn litter is neutral at it initially eliminates the smell very well, but weakens over time.
- Wooden litter with a green tea scent was our favorite. It smells very refreshing and eliminates the smell of the litter box really well.
Dusting and spreading around the house
These cat litters are compact and well cleaned, so there is no dusting – and you can breathe calmly 😉 A thick gradation of litter reduces the risk of spreading around the apartment on cat’s paws. Of course, it happened that individual pieces of gravel lay on the mat in front of the litter box, but nowhere else 🙂
5-liter wooden litter was enough for about 10 days, while corn litter for 6 days. I recommend ordering larger quantities, because it will not only provide us with a longer supply, but also reduce transport carbon emissions.
The manufacturer inform about the possibility of throwing used litter into the toilet, but we do not recommend this method of disposal because of the possibility of clogging sewer pipes, as well as due to the provisions of Polish law.
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Biodegradable litters will stay in our home for good. We love them not only because of the ecological aspect, but also because they are very easy to use. Our personal favorite is wooden litter, because it is very efficient, absorbent and smell the best. Litters from Zakop i zapomnij are:
- 100% ecological, natural and biodegradable,
- eco-friendly and cat friendly,
- we can support local (Polish) brand,
- do not dust or spread around the apartment,
- can be thrown into compost or organic waste bin.
You can find all Zakop i zapomnij products in their store https://zakopizapomnij.pl/sklep/. Currently, they offer unscented wooden and corn litters, but soon scented ones should appear – what we are waiting for.