Many years ago - indeed more than thirty - my intelligent yet uneducated uncle advised me that the recent introduction of plastic bags would not last. These items were bad for the environment, he advised me, and that one day we would return to the paper bags we knew so well.
Indeed my uncle's predictions turned out to be pretty much correct. With one exception. Bin liners for kitchen waste. Who wants to return to paper when plastic works so well at containing our cooking and kitchen detritus?
Now all this said, I do prefer to recycle and compost my cooking-related waste whenever I can. Furthermore I tend to place all kitchen waste into the wheelie bin at least once a day. This means that my kitchen bin is not particularly large. That said, I only half-fill my kitchen waste bin liners rather than overfill them....perhaps one day I may return to paper bags for this waste.
All this background leads me to the Tesco swing bin liner. This is a basic product which is sold as expected: as a tightly wound roll. Each bag measures 120 cm x 76 cm. The bags are all attached to each, but separated with a line of perforations which are easy enough to tear correctly.
In my opinion this bag is suitable for occasional, light use. By light use I mean soft, wet kitchen-related waste that doesn't completely fill the entire bag. This bag certainly wouldn't hold up to containing broken ceramics or similar items.
This white plastic bag is very lightweight, and therefore probably not suitable for households with families.
Verdict: probably suitable for a minority of household situations.
With the introduction of recycling this means that there are a lot less carrier bags in my house as we reuse our nice Tesco bags for life each time we go shopping. This does now mean that instead of having carrier bags to put in our bins that we have to purchase bags for bin liners - I''''m sure there is a potential for a conspiracy their.
So, forced to purchase bags to line this bins wit I refuse to spend a fortune as by design these bags are destine for the rubbish! Tesco value products never fail on price and very rarely are they a disappointing product. These swing bin liners are exactly as expected. They are cheap, they line my bins nicely and they work. As you would expect with a cheap bag they are not the strongest bag in the world. They cannot hold very heavy items and they will break if sharpe items are put in them.
They fit my needs well and I am not disappointed.
Tesco Value Swing Bin Liners
Whilst I tend to do most of my shopping in Morrison's there are a few things I just have to buy elsewhere and one of my favourite Tesco products are the unglamorous Value Bin Liners! I have tried other own brand versions and non compare to Tesco's own.
Tesco value liners employ minimal packaging, which is a bonus when you consider we really should not use bin liners at all! The pack of 50 liners is supplied rolled around each other with a simple partial covering of a thin paper label being of the basic "value" design.
The bags are typically joined together and easily pull apart along the perforated joining section without ripping or snagging. We use them with our Brabantia 30 L bin and the sizing is OK at 120cm by 76cm and I can tuck the edges in to leave a tidy silhouette. The liners are white, thin and whilst weaker than for example the much more expensive Brabantia version are strong enough for our rubbish requirements.
We have a second bin in the workshop and we use these liners in there and they are strong enough for most rubbish requirements, whilst we use a more robust black liner for heavier items.
Price and Availability:
From Tesco at just 89p for roll of 50 liners.
I recommend these liners, they are a good for the price and worth the money being superior to similar items. The only liners I have to be better are much more expensive and these do the job well enough. For me it is a no brainer - I have tried others and I now always buy my bin liners from Tesco, when I don't I end up regretting it!
Whilst my husband and I recycle a fair amount of our household waste, there are still a number of items that need to be placed into the bin. I must admit that I have never owned a kitchen bin as such, as I cannot bear to see a bin in my kitchen, so instead we use a plastic bedroom style bin, which is contained inside the cupboard with our vacuum cleaner. Whilst we would previously place a carrier bag into the bin to collect all of our rubbish, since the 5p charge that was introduced in Wales a couple of years ago, I cannot recall the last time I was in possession of a carrier bag.
Consequently, I needed to seek out some bin liners, but I wasn't prepared to pay out much for them especially as they would end up in the bin. When I was carrying out the weekly shop in Tesco I discovered their roll of swing bin liners, which seemed ideal to fit inside our small bin, so my purchase was made.
Whilst the roll of bags that I own is identical in appearance to the image displayed above, you may be aware that Tesco has significantly updated the packaging for its Value range with this product now offering a more updated and modernised appearance. I haven't a clue how many were on the roll, as I have long since discarded the outer wrapping and whilst the image above states forty, it seems that the modernised product contains fifty.
The white coloured bags are presented on a tightly wound roll with each measuring approximately 120 cm x 76 cm, which is an acceptable size. The bags are separated by perforations, which are easily torn without ripping the bag itself. The first point I noticed was their flimsiness and I anticipated they would not be up to the job. I found that on many occasions regardless of how careful I was, I would rip the opening of the bag, as I attempted to fit it inside the bin and as a result, I wasted quite a few before even placing any rubbish inside them.
Whilst the bags would sit neatly inside my bin, I found that I could only fill them to around a third of their capacity because as soon as I lifted an almost full bag from the bin, it split on the bottom as well as down the sides causing our household waste to spill out all over the floor. As a result, I would be battling with the broken bag in an attempt to place it inside another bag.
Unlike other brands that I have used, there are no tie sections on the top of the bag, so it was a case of grabbing the upper section and tying it as gently as I could with the fear it would break. There were many occasions where I would place a polystyrene tray from underneath a joint of beef only to discover that the bag would burst whilst I was lifting it from the bin causing a lovely messy blood splatter.
It is impossible to place anything into the bag with pointed edges as it immediately tears straight through the flimsy plastic. I tried doubling up the bags, but found them just as useless and despite making my purchase approximately a year ago, there are still around thirty of the bags remaining, as they are stored in a kitchen cupboard solely for emergencies.
I cannot recall how much I paid for them, but the Tesco website informs me that they will set you back 81p, which is poor value for money when you consider they sub-standard quality.
I cannot recommend these bags and as a result, they receive only one star from me.
I hope you found my review useful and thanks for reading.
I buy and use these liners quite a lot because they are a good price and you get a good amount of liners for the price. I use quite a lot of liners for various reasons but mostly for my rubbish in my kitchen bin.
These liners come housed on a roll with a paper label around it. Nothing special about the packaging. They are white in colour and plastic. They are joined together and easy to pull apart from the perforated join holding them together on the roll.
They are fairly large and fit a swing bin very well indeed without them rolling from the top of the bin and falling inside it. They are a thin plastic but strong enough to hold the rubbish but I would say don't wait until the liner is full to the top because when it comes to taking the liner from the bin it would be too heavy and then split the liner. I did this mistake when I first used them and the rubbish fell onto my kitchen floor and a waste of the liner and of course having to pick up all the rubbish and clean the floor.
I can tie the liner when I remove it from the bin and carry it to my bin in my garden. I have 2 bins in my home, one for general rubbish and one for recycling, the liners are good for both purposes.
I use them in my garage for storing odds and ends so that I know where they are when I need to find them. I place old cloths and rags into the liners so I always have a cloth handy while doing my jobs in my garage. I use them also for collecting leaves from my garden so that I can then just tip the leaves into my recycle garden bin without having to carry them by hand and dropping them again. My grandchildren help to do this and the liners are light enough for them to carry them to the bin.
I use them also in my garage to stand paint tins onto the liners so that any paint that is dripping from the tins will fall onto the liner and not onto my garage floor and make a mess. It is hard to remove paint from a concrete base so the liners just help to protect the floor from spillages.
They are a good size and measure 120cm by 76cm so a good size to hold rubbish inside them.
You get a lot of liners in the roll for 89p, there are 50 liners so a good amount for this price. They are a good thickness plastic if you don't over fill them with rubbish and use them wisely so not to rip them. They aren't the thickest plastic around by they do serve the purposes really well indeed.
I recommend these liners, they are a good price and worth the money. I like them a lot and will keep on buying them to save me money.
I rate them 5 stars.
In an effort to save money I decided to buy these bin liners instead of my usual brand. The bin liners come in a roll containing 40 bags and cost just 89p.
The packaging is a little different to the picture above. The bags are wrapped in a paper label which is blue and white in colour. The label states that these are Tesco Everyday Value and also that these have been performance tested in an individual laboratory. The label also has pictures of bins and bags of rubbish also in blue.
The bags are white in colour. The first thing I noticed when I took one off the roll was how thin it felt compared to other more expensive brands I have purchased. The bags have perforations at the end to allow you to tear one off.
I have a plastic Curver bin which I wouldn't say is particularly wide but these bags had to be stretched to fit the rim. This meant that I managed to tear the bag very easily. I used another bag and took more care the second time I put one in my bin and I was able to stretch it to fit without breaking it. The bag fitted in my bin OK.
I empty my bin every other day or so as there isn't a food waste collection in my area and certain items I find smell so I don't like to leave them there for too long to stink my house out. I found that when I removed these bags everything was still inside and I couldn't see any rips of tears. The only time I have noticed a problem is if I have thrown something with sharp edges in the bin, the bag then rips easily so I need to use 2-3 which when you consider the price isn't too wasteful.
On the negative points with these bags I recently had a big sort out of my house ready for Christmas and this meant bagging up a lot of items for charity. I noticed that when I was placing even things like clothes in these bags they didn't cope very well. In fact these bags when I picked them up just half full of clothes they started to stretch and holes formed at the top. In fact for this use I found them to be pretty useless and I ended up buying thicker bin liners with handles at the top that could be tied.
I am not sure I would buy these again, for me they were false economy as I needed to use more of them than I normally would.
I got to the stage of getting fed up with using carrier bags inside my kitchen bin because no matter how hard I tried they just would not stay in place,were awkward to fit because they were completely the wrong size, and were fiddly to remove. I was not willing to buy packs of bin liners at well over a pound so when I saw these value ones in Tesco for just 81p I thought I would give them a go but did not really expect them to be much good in all honesty.
The picture is a bit misleading though because Tesco have re-vamped the packaging on their Value products so the label which encases them is now blue and you get 50 not 40 which just has to be good! Once the (recycled) paper wrapper is discarded you will find the white bags on a roll and they are easy to pull off when needed because the perforations separating them are pretty dense so you don't have to tug them and risk tearing them.
The quality is better than I expected although they are not the thickest liners around. Each one holds 40 litres - not quite sure about this as I have not measured them -but I fill one a week with kitchen waste and I live on my own. I tend not to fill them completely to the brim solely because they are easier to pull out, tie up and pop in my black wheelie bin and they have not ripped or torn to date.
I filled a liner with stuff for the charity shop last week and it held a double duvet set, a few summer tops and a couple of pairs of jeans and despite trundling down the road with the items and walking 10 minutes the bag did not split or tear even though it was fairly heavy and the fact that I had to keep changing hands and ended up clutching it in my arms.
I will continue to use these bin liners because they suit my needs and the price is excellent but am aware that thicker ones at extra cost may be more suitable to others who live in bigger households?
5 stars from me because of the price, the size, quality and ease of use.
I like to use bin liners in the bin in my kitchen as I find them very useful for when I place my recycled items into it because I recycled all my wrappers and cans etc. I find them useful to just then take the bin liner out of the bin and then place into my recycle bin outdoors in my back garden. I find them a must have because they are so quick remove and it makes life so much easier.
These liners come in a roll, they are white in colour and each liner is joined via a perforated line of which you only need a little tug and to pull them from the roll to use. The liners are a thin plastic but quite strong plas-tic. I find they do not rip or tear when I have pulled them from the roll. The plastic is quite strong when I take it from my bin and carry it to the bin outside. I just tie a knot on the liner and the job is done and I find tying a knot makes it easier for me to carry the liner because then the contents cannot fall from the liner.
They fit well inside a larger bin, my bin in my kitchen measures around 21 inches x 13 inches rectangle shaped. I just place the liner inside and place the top of it over the edge of the bin and it does stay in place perfectly. When I place my items into the bin, the liner stays in place perfectly with no problems slipping or falling inside the bin as some other liners tend to do that do not fit correctly. These liners are the correct size for my sized bin.
I do find they are useful for placing clothing inside for when I take my old clothing or items I do not need or want anymore and want to give them to a charity shop as I find these are strong enough to hold those items and clothing etc. I also use these for storing items in my loft that I do not want to use anymore or anything that I want to keep for a later date. I use them for placing some of my Christmas presents I buy throughout the year and store them in my loft for the holiday season. They keep them clean for when I need them and they keep the dust from falling onto them if I had not placed them inside a bin liner.
These are priced at 81p for 50 liners and so a good price and they are so affordable for lots of uses in my opinion. They also have a paper wrapper to cover the liners which can easily be pulled from the liners and then thrown inside the liner inside the bin. They are so affordable for any budget and are very good quality liners and excellent value for the very cheap price. They used to be rolls of 40 liners for a little cheaper price but they are now 50 liners on the roll and priced slightly higher but better value for money having more liners on the roll.
The amount of liners means with these they can last well over 6 weeks or so if used for a daily removal of recycled items in a bin because I remove mine and change mine every single day of the week so they are cheap enough without breaking the bank. They can be stored in a cupboard or just stored inside a drawer in the kitchen and they can then just be used as and when they are needed. They take very little room and fit nicely in a shallow drawer, even though the liners look quite bulky when first bought. I used to store mine in a shallow drawer but since my grandson has been born I now store them in a cupboard. Also the more that are used from the roll, the less room they take, obviously.
As we all know it is best to place plastic bags etc away from the little ones for safety and my cupboard where I store mine is safely locked so my grandson cannot be harmed, but that is common sense as we all know to place plastic items away from the little ones.
I highly recommend these liners for anyone to buy and try because I think they are just amazingly good ones and ones that I will continue to buy as they are ones that give me the results that I expect from liners in my opinion. They are cheap but brilliant liners and I will continue to buy them in the future.
I give these liners 5 stars.
Thank you for reading my review.
We have a budget range medium sized swing bin in our kitchen. It is perfect for our kitchen waste as it fills up and needs emptying before it starts to smell which is the last thing that you want near where you eat. Since we've had it I've always used Tesco value range of liners now known as Everyday Value.
These swing bin liners are very simply packaged with a paper wrap around. This tells you that the product holds 40 litres and that you get 50 liners (the increase in the number occurred with the change to Everyday value). It is easy to tear this wrap around off to get to your liners.
The liners are on a roll and separated by perforations. In the middle of the perforations the gap is slightly bigger making it easy to tear them from here. They come apart well and I've never had any problem with the liners tearing whilst I'm trying to separate them.
The size of the liner is 120cm approx around the rim and approx 76cm deep, this fits my bin really well and allows a decent amount to be folded over the top of the bin ready for when you want to tie it. As this is a budget bin liner there is no drawstring around the top but I find it really easy to fold over and then tie it in a knot.
I've always been impressed by the strength of these liners, rarely do they tear and I do tend to push things down into the bin putting pressure on the liner.
When I empty my kitchen bin the rubbish goes into our wheelie bin which is emptied once a fortnight, considering how long the rubbish is in there for these bins do a good job of containing the smells.
Price and availability
Available in Tesco stores and at Tesco Groceries online they cost 81p for a pack of 50. I think this is great value for money.
Would I recommend?
Yes, is you have a medium swing bin these liners do a good job and are great value.
I always buy these value swing bin liners from Tesco and find them perfect for the job. The packaging for the value range has changed from the photograph and is now white with blue writing and the size I have is 50 bags which can hold up to 40 litres. The last time I bought them I paid 81p but I think they have gone up recently as I am sure I was paying less than this previously.
They don't come in a wrapper but there is just a paper wrapped around the roll of liners with the basic details of the product and which is easy to tear off. The liners are attached by small perforated lines which you rip to detach each liner. I find that this can be done easily with one hand and I have never had any trouble with them sticking or not ripping. When I have done this I will open it slightly and then shake it out so that it is open as I find this is the easiest way of putting it into the waste bin.
The liners are white plastic and although they feel quite thin they are surprisingly strong and I have not experienced any tears or rips, and I do sometimes empty the lounge bin into this as well as the kitchen waste so it can feel quite heavy when I lift it out. However I am sure that if you put very sharp items in there they would go through the liner.
My bin is actually only 25 litres but I find that the smaller swing bin liners are only just big enough and I prefer this larger size. They are plenty big enough to fold over the top of the bin which helps to protect the sides, and also there is enough bag left over to tie at the top which I like to do before putting them in the dustbin outside.
I would say that I change the liner every few days before it starts to smell so a roll of 50 bag lasts me around three months so at 81p this doesn't break the bank. I have used other bags when I have seen them at different places on offer but I will always come back to these from Tesco for quality and value.
We have a Brabantia bin in our kitchen but I'm determined never to buy their own bin liners for inside it because they are so expensive. Trying to make cuts to our weekly shopping bill, I bought these Tesco everyday value swing bin liners instead of my usual Tesco bin liners from their standard range. But I won't be buying them again! A pack of these value liners currently cost 81p in their stores and for that you receive 50 liners (not 40 as stated in the picture). Our bin is a 30 litre bin and they fit that perfectly.
The first thing I noticed about these liners were how thin they are to touch. They are made of incredibly thin plastic - they really didn't feel like they were of any quality and that was before I saw how they performed. To use the liner, I just shake it until it opens and then place it around the top of the bin, making sure that the liner is open fully before placing the lid back onto the main part of the bin. They come in a large roll that has perforations to separate each of them individually.
These bin liners are just nowhere near strong enough to hold any weight in them. They would be ok for extremely light items but not much more. More often than not, our bin is full of heavier items such as nappies and food waste and those usually make it start to stretch and rip open before the whole liner is full. I try to get as much in a liner as possible before changing it but that is just impossible to do with these. Even when these were two thirds of the way full, I could see the bag starting to stretch at the sides around the top, to the point where there were clear holes appearing in the liner with the weight from the stuff inside the bin and I would quickly have to replace it, making it false economy. I found I was just replacing them more often than I usually did with my normal type of bin liner to compensate for the ripping. I've also often ended up 'double bagging' bin liners so that I can make sure that rubbish won't start coming out from it when moving it from the kitchen bin to outside. I also found that any bulky items would catch the side of the liner in the bin and rip it open easily too.
These are very basic bin liners. With that, there is also no type of handle to help tie the bag up after use - it's just a case of tying it together using the last part of the bin liner at the top. Because of it's shape, tying it up this way is also sometimes quite awkward and it's popped open a few times as I've been on my way out to the bin outside and I've had to stop and re-tie it.
I can't recommend these bin liners. I've gone back to using Tesco's more expensive range of bin liners with handles because I felt that they offered much better value for money, even though they are more expensive to purchase originally. These value ones just don't do their job properly - I'm just using mine up now for doing small jobs around the house eg putting used cleaning wipes in when I'm cleaning the bathroom and kitchen. I'm no longer using them in the bin itself. I've rated them two stars because they may be handy for very small and light rubbish but not much else as they lack any sort of strength.
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=Tesco Value Swing Bin Liners=
I have a Swing Bin in the kitchen, and although I generally recycle carrier bags as a rubbish bag, but some of bags just don't always seem to sit right, so at less than £1 for a roll of 40 liners, I brought these from Tesco.
The bin that I have in the kitchen is a 20 litre bin, and I must say that these bags fit perfectly in there, no odd gaps, or the other end of the scale not having to fold the bag over and over to hide the spare bits.
The bags are on a roll similar to that of a sandwich bags, but bigger, they have perforations going across the seam of where they join on, I personally find that I hold one end whilst ripping off, as a couple of times its taken a bit of the next bag with it.
I find that the bags are quite strong in terms of what you can fit into them as they remind me of a tardis, bit the problem can occur with corners on plastic dishes that you get when you buy a frozen meal, that if they catch the bag they rip down.
I do try to be careful how I chuck stuff in the bin as I know it will be me clearing it out.
On average a bag lasts a couple of days in our, and to empty I just knot the bags and pop them into the wheelie bin. I have no problem with the knotting of them, as there durable on that element.
I tend to store some items in the shed or the loft especially items that I have brought in the Xmas sales, so although they are in carrier bags, I pop them inside a liner as it gives them some more protection from dust.
There not the thinnest of bags that I have used, but on the other hand there not the thickest, but there a meet in the middle quality, as long as your careful you should not get any problems with them
=Value for money=
For less than a £1 you do get good value, as the bags do have other uses.
Its fair to say in my home I get through an awful lot of rubbish. I don't know what it is about me, I live on my own as well....well apart from my four hammies and my beloved kitten Myrtle but I always seem to get over run and overtaken with rubbish!
For this reason I get through a lot of bin bags and I got fed up of my bin in my living room getting manky through having no lining in it and running out of carrier bags and the likes so when I was last in my local Tesco store I decided to buy some bags for that reason and considering I have a swing bin in my living room and one I thought I could use them in in my kitchen as well I opted to buy a roll of 50 of these and they only cost me 81p which I thought was a bit of a bargain!
The packaging is simple. Like I say these comes in a large roll which are held together by a mainly white label and on that we are told what they are and who they are by and the amount on the roll is stated then on the back of the roll other information given really only consists of manufacturer details.
They are one big roll and you gently tear them off as you go as they are all joined by perforations and removing them from the roll is a simple enough task.
The bags are thin, white in colour and of course plastic, they open up easily and you pop them in the bin....it really isn't rocket science!
They are not all that big though, they certainly don't fit into my large kitchen bin however they are fine for my smaller bin though no measurements for these bags appear to be given on the website (wwwwtesco.com) or on the packaging either.
These are simply not too bad at all put into the right size of bin I have found and stay put rather well though on my smaller bin and I pull one of these really down the sides of it to insure it stays in place. Being made made of thin plastic I can't overfill them and its best not to put sharp objects into them but in my living room bin as an example I tend to chuck bits of paper, tissues and the odd junk food wrapper in them and they serve me fine to be fair...I guess it depends on what you need them for, but for me they do the trick, I don't overload them or put heavy items in them and one lasts me in my bin for a couple of days so value they are!
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I am barely ever home due to working a lot and being at university so I only cook a couple of times a week. My flatmate doesn't make a whole load of mess or rubbish either. We decided not to get big, thick black bin bags as we didn't think we would need them. Instead, we decided to buy a lighter option which was Tesco Value Swing Bin Liners. We only have a small bin in our kitchen as well so we didn't want something too big that would go to waste.
These bin liners come rolled up tightly like any other kind would do. The roll is kept together by a paper label, which goes all the way around the product. On this label it says that there are 40 swing bin liners and the Tesco Value logo just above. The packaging is extremely plain and doesn't stand out at all. However, as soon as I start to use the product, the paper label gets ripped off and thrown away anyway so this doesn't matter to me.
Each bin liner is joined to the next through perforated lines which can easily be ripped. This makes getting a new bin liner separated easy and quick so it doesn't take much time to change a bag. The bags feel quite thin on first touch and they do also look it once you have shook the bag out ready to put in your bin. I was slightly worried that even with the small amount of rubbish we make, that the bags would rip and be useless. Luckily this was not the case. The bags are also not as small as I had imagined them to be, measuring 120cm in length and 76cm at the rim. The fit very well inside our bin although there is still a bit more left over at the top than we would have liked. It just seems like a wasted product like this.
After filling the bag with our general kitchen waste, I found that the extra space in the bag actually comes in quite handy. There aren't any ties or handles on these bags so in order to close them, a knot must be tied in the top. The extra material makes this so much easier than with normal bags which fit bins perfectly and I had no trouble tying the knot at all. As I lift the bag out of the bin, everything inside it stayed where it should do. The bag was quite full but the plastic held everything in perfectly and there were no rips or holes. I wasn't expecting the bags to be this strong. Now, I wouldn't suggest that they can hold anything really heavy but they work for what we need them for.
As these bags are great for me and my flatmate, they are fantastic value for money. A roll of 40 bin liners costs around 57p which is a bargain. The bags last us at least 2 months, if not longer so we never need to spend much money on this kind of product which is great.
The Tesco bin bags have been a regular on my shopping list for several years now. The price is very reasonable and you get a large amount of bin bags for the small amount of money you have spent. Understandably the quality isn't fantastic and the bin bags can be quite thin and not that strong. This means you have to be very careful when removing the bags from the bins, taking extra care not to catch the bag on any sharp points on the bin itself. I think this extra effort is worth the money saved, at the end of the day it's a bin bag, why waste good money on something that you put your rubbish in and then throw away! For these reasons I would highly recommend Tesco's own brand bin bags to anyone, and to save yourself a fair few pounds to spend on something more exciting.