This is Poopy Cat. A British product. The whole thing is entirely disposable. You buy a pack of 4 disposable litter boxes with the litter material inside the box already (£24.95 single order – $38.37). They come folded – flat packed. The manufacturers say that one box lasts one week. At the end of the week you throw it away in the trash can. I admire the entrepreneurship.
They suggest that there is no need to scoop up poop. It’s all very convenient. It plays on the convenience factor and we know how important that is nowadays. Dry cat food is built around the “convenience factor”. Look how successful that is.
Note: I am unclear whether you scoop poop during the week’s lifespan of the box or just leave it and throw it at the end of the week. If the litter is scooped daily then you will run out of litter within two days so that indicates to me it is not meant to be scooped, which is unworkable for me. Just a thought
I see the advantages of it. I also see the disadvantages. Firstly, I don’t think you can leave a litter tray for a week without cleaning it out. In my opinion, it should be cleaned out twice a day but each of us have our own way of dealing with cat litter.
Also, the concept seems to be based upon the throwaway society rather than reusing things and making better use of materials. The Poopy Cat is made of cardboard. It actually looks very good. Do we know the source of the material from which the card orders made? It is probably recycled material because they claim their product is environmentally friendly. But will it be recycled again after it has been thrown away in the trash can? That depends upon the person. Not everybody is bothered with recycling. The Poopy Cat appears to promote more waste but I don’t want to be overly critical.
The Lovemeow website enthuses about the video and how wonderful it is to work at the Poopy Cat office with cats. Actually, the video shows an unworkable office because there are far too many cats which leads me to believe that this is not the normal situation at this office. They may have one or two cats normally but not like this because it would be impossible to work in this office. So, with respect to a competitor’s website, I disagree with them.
Would you buy this sort of litter box? Perhaps it is more suited to temporary or emergency situations. For example, you might be renting a place for a short time and your possessions are in storage. You need a temporary solution and so buy a pack of 4 Poopy Cat disposable litter boxes.
Or, perhaps, you might be visiting relatives or staying with friends for a while and they agree that you can bring your cat; so you bring your flat packed, disposable, cardboard box with you as well. Neat solution! But, for me, not a permanent answer.
Finally, the price (as a permanent solution). This product is definitely for the well-healed modern family. The type who throw away good food because they buy too much. The price be would prohibitive for most because, in financial terms, you’re buying a new litter box and litter every one to two months.