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.
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. You can learn more about the brand on the website: www.zakopizapomnij.pl
My tests and analysis
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.
The products are available in several sizes (5, 20 and 35 liters).
On our YouTube channel you can watch a video from unboxing and our first tests of Zakop i Zapomnij litter:
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.
As part of the tests, I looked at absorbency, clumping, smell, dusting, home-spreading and capacity properties. I put the cat litter into one litter box, which was used by one cat.
- 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.
Dispose of the cat litter
The manufacturer inform about the possibility of throwing used litter into the toilet, but I don’t recommend it and I suggests you to check what the law of your country says about this. I live in Poland and Polish law does not allow any kind of cat litter to be thrown into the toilet.
If you want to know more about ecological and legal methods of utilizing all types of cat litter, then check out my article:
Eco-friendly ways to dispose of any kind of cat litter
which was created in cooperation with tens of specialists in the fields of environment, sewage systems, utilization and waste management.
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.
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.
FTC: I received this product for free, but this does not affect the review at all. All reviews on our blog will always reflect my honest and unbiased opinion. Or, as the case may be, my cat Apollo’s honest and unbiased opinion.