Give your feline friend(s) some privacy while they’re doing their business. With this project you can reuse an old storage bin, or get an eco-friendly one to make your own litter box! This DIY box is more convenient than most basic litter boxes because of its unique features. Its snap on lid makes for easy removal to clean out the box, having a cover can also help contain unwanted odors, great stackability options if you need to store something on top of the bin, and dual entry for your pet!
In just a few simple steps you can customize your cat’s porcelain (or in this case, plastic) throne, so check it out below it’s as easy as 1-2-3!
What you will need: 1-18 gallon bin Marker Utility Knife
Step 1: Head to your local retailer or jump online and purchase one of our containers from our ECOstorageline! We will be using our 18 gallon ECOstoragecontainer in blue.
Step 2: Take your sharpie and outline the recessed areas on the bins on one or two sides (for additional access) of the storage container that you want to cut out.
Step 3: Cut out the sides, following the outline for guidance.
Step 4: Set up litter box as you normally would, place it in your desired location and you’re ready to go! *Pro tip: place a rug in front of the litter box for your cat to wipe its paws on the way out!
Single use plastics are the biggest contributor to pollution. We use them one time and throw them out, they account for 50% of the U.S.’s overall plastic usage. These include straws, grocery bags, bottles and caps just to name a few. There are 78 million tons of plastic packaging produced per year, and of that 38% ends up in our oceans annually. As of now, that is the equivalent of dumping one garbage truck of plastic into the ocean Every. Single. Minute. That staggering number is only going to increase as time goes on. Environmentalists are estimating that by 2030 plastic pollution will total two garbage trucks per minute, and by 2050 will be four garbage trucks per minute. By the year 2050 there will be more plastic in our oceans than fish! We refuse to just sit by and let that happen.
Here is why we are different: Our ECOstorageTM line is made from up to 99% recycled materials. All of our products have to pass our high quality standards on the production line. When those standards are not met, we regrind the container and use that plastic to create our bins in the ECOstorageTM line. Our manufacturing plant recycles over 98% of our own plastic right from the factory itself – resulting in as little waste as possible. We also purchase recycled resin from outside sources preventing even more plastic from ending up in landfills or oceans. That is just one way we are giving a second life to plastics. In an effort to help save our planet we are committed to using over 15 million pounds of recycled plastic annually already. We strive to try and reach even higher amounts each year!
Skip out on single use plastics,
and together we can take a stand in purchasing recycled products to invest in
our future and save our planet at the same time. Another step in doing our part
to this amazing initiative is we are trying to REDUCE, REUSE and RECYCLE. Take your
first step towards a more sustainable lifestyle with us! That said, we are
excited to DIY with our ECOstorageTM container line. The goal is to find
more eco-friendly practices that could bring new life uses to these plastic