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      19.03.2013 17:17
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      Avoid. Avoid like rabies.

      For just over £1 you can disappoint yourself, pollute the environment and make your self angry. That's where these come in, at £1.09 you can do all of these things and waste your hard earned Sterling.

      These bags are just disgraceful, their quality is shockingly unacceptable for bin bags and why they didn't just charge a tiny bit more and make them slightly better I don't know. These are incredibly flimsy and tear easily.

      You have to be extremely careful when handling these bags to ensure that they don't catch on anything remotely sharp. If they do, they rip and eventually split completely. With plastic bags you can get a small tear and within minutes the whole thing is shredded. With these it's more like a few seconds.

      The bags are incredibly thin and cannot take much weight. When using these I just started filling them half full to avoid spillages or the bags breaking. This is something I'd recommend particularly if you're a family with a lot of waste which builds up and ends up quite heavy.

      They get holes in them too, just for no reason it seems other than the plastic is just under too much strain, it just randomly gets holes in it when in use. It's not a good idea to throw liquids in here anyway but especially not if they get holes constantly.

      These bags are a very dark brown, almost jet black but cause they're not completely opaque this gives them that sort of dark brown tint in the sunlight. The plastic is quite smooth too but getting a good grip is impossible when they've split anyway, I just lift them up extra carefully with both hands.

      These cannot be recycled either so if you've got some spare ones left over that you can't bare to use then they'll just go straight in the landfill. Very bad for the environment making them, and then again when they end up underground releasing toxins and gases. Fantastic Asda, how green of you.

      Overall these are shockingly unacceptable and shouldn't be on the shelves. Once again this is a product that is considered value, but it's such poor quality that it's not actually value for money, and should be avoided.

      Do the planet and your bank account a favour, don't buy these!!

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        17.03.2013 00:37
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        A cheap product that lacks strength. AVOID

        Refuse bags are a very essential part of a clean home, this means that I find myself buying them very often on a weekly basis. I was on my weekly shop at Asda a week ago and I randomly bought these refuse bags for £1.09 for 45 bags. To me it seemed as a good deal as they come to around 2.5p per bag which is great value. However, when I first used them at home I found out that they are much thicker then I first believe when I was in Asda. I still went ahead and used a couple until disaster struck.... the bag split and rubbish fell all over the floor!!!! They were only 3/4 full so I would not expect it to break soo easily. they are hardly even packaged with just a piece of paper wrapped around a the bags. The is can be quite annoying because once you open them they kind of fall apart as there is nothing holding them down. On a more positive note these bags are a good large size which is great for temporarily storing unneeded items and things. In my opinion keep away from cheap refuse bags not just this asda product but most other supermarket value range refuse back as the do not have sufficient strength and durability. I will definitely spend a few extra pennies for a better product as there is always the lurking danger of a major spillage. When it comes to recommending these refuse bags I would definitely have to say don't waste your money. But don't get me wrong if you need these for light use such as empty juice cartons or some thing of the sort then the size and quality is sufficient. BUT THEY DONT DO THERE ORIGINAL "JOB PROPERLY".

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          15.03.2013 16:02
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          Poor excuse for refuse sacks that are not fit for purpose

          On a recent trip to Asda for essentials I realized to late that I had left my purse on the side next to my computer. We had ran out of bread and milk and were in desperate need of bin bags. Luckily I'm one of those people who puts the odd bit of change into their pockets and always has a few coins floating around the bottom of their bag.

          I decided the bread and milk were priority and to see what I had left for the bin bags. I had just under £1.20 to spend, not enough for my usual brand, so I opted for the Smart Price bags instead. They seemed like decent value for money with 45 coming in just short of my £1.20 budget.

          I soon discovered that these bags were pretty naff. The minute I took of the Smart Price sleeve and began to unravel the first bag I realized how flimsy they were the bag felt very thin in my hands and when I got it off the roll and opened it out I could see that it wasn't great quality as the bag was not the usual thick dark plastic that my usual ones are but instead a lighter almost translucent and stretched looking.

          When picking my kitchen bin I opted for one that was smaller so that black bags would have a nice big overlap, so when I empty the bin the bags are never anywhere near full capacity. Even when the bag was just under 2/3 full of normal household rubbish (no bricks or anything) it seemed to strain under the weight. The 'sharp' corner of a cardboard box managed to poke through and make a small tear in the side of the bag and I decided it would be safer to double bag it just in case. Since this first instance I have used 2 bags in place of one just to be sure it wont split on me. They really don't seem such good value when you double bag them as it becomes just under 22 bags for £1.20 and even doubled up they aren't perfect, I've had problems with the perforations, and the bags not splitting properly which results in holes in the bottoms.

          Needless to say I wouldn't buy these again and in future, should I make the same silly mistake of forgetting my purse, I'd rather go home and get it than buy Asda Smartprice bin bags.

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          15.03.2013 11:38
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          One out of five stars

          Asda Smart Price refuse sacks


          One household item that I am sure very few people could do without is bin bags. When it comes to buying refuse sacks I am not particularly brand loyal or really all the picky after all they are going straight in the bin. But I do expect and want a certain degree of reliability.


          When I first purchased the Asda smart price bin bags I was taken in by the low price, after all you 45 refuse sacks for only £1.09, which would have been a bargain if they worked well. At one point in my life (probably the student years) I believed that all bin bags were equal, but that is most certainly not the case. The Asda smart price black bags are thin, almost transparent and will rip very easily, way too easily, which of course can lead to a huge mess and more hassle than you want from taking the bin out.


          I really wouldn't recommend these black bags, even if you are on a budget I would always try and spend a little more on something that was reliable and not likely to break or leak at the inopportune moment, and possible ruin your carpet as you pass through your hallway on the way to the outdoor bin. The bags can and in my experience will tear when you have to haul them full of rubbish out of the kitchen bin to tie the top.


          If you are still interested in trying the bin bags for yourself I have found that they are a decent size and will easily fit my 40 litre kitchen bin. In that past when I have bought these I have found that they are usable if you double bag them, but that seems a tad wasteful and then ultimately doesn't make them any less expensive than buying a more expensive and more reliable brand in the first place. In my opinion the Asda smart price refuse sacks are definitely a false economy and in the long run I have not found them to work out as a cheaper alternative.


          If Dooyoo allowed half points I probably would award the Asda smart price bin bags a 1 and ½ stars out of five but as it stands I feel that I should round down. These bin bags are nothing special and are far more hassle than they are worth, therefore, from me they only get 1 out of 5 stars. They aren't a product from Asda that I would go out of my way to buy again, which is a shame because the Asda smart price range does include a lot of really good and reliable products.

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          15.03.2013 10:37
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          False economy

          Bring out the Gimp!
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          As much as this looks like a material fetishists (do NOT try saying that ten times fast) would make clothes from, this is your bag-standard bin sack. As much as we beaver away recycling this and recycling that, only to hear horror stories of it all being pushed in a landfill, all of us produce a lot more waste that can't be recycled (yet).

          Given that you're taking a sack full of rubbish from a smaller bin inside to a larger bin outside, you want something that is plain, utilitarian and cheap. These bin bags from Asda do the job, but they don't do it very well. It's less of a sack and more of a bag.

          The Gimp's sleepin'
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          The old adage is that you get what you pay for. It's certainly true here. Each bag on this roll costs under 3p. As a direct result, you get something that rips at the slightest provocation. Seriously, a cardboard sandwich pack has been known to split one of these. It is also less than generous when it comes to fitting it over your interior bin.

          I've had round bins and square bins, but I've yet to have a bin that will accept the rim of this bag without a little stretching first. In terms of storage, it is slightly better than the Asda plastic bags that your shopping goes into, and that's being charitable.

          Because they are flimsy, liquids particularly can end up in the bottom of the bin rather than contained within the bag. This is especially true given that the bag is almost certainly going to pick up a hole or two unless you are very, very careful. Few things are more unpleasant in life than scraping mould off the bottom of your bin.

          Well, you'd best go wake him up then
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          If this refuse bag finds standard domestic waste a challenge, you can forget about garden waste. I once tried to transport some Pyracantha clippings in one. It reduced it to black shreds of wafer thin plastic in short order.

          In the final analysis, you're best off spending a little bit more in order to have something worthy of the name refuse sack. It means less mess, less unpleasant clean-ups, fewer trips outside and ultimately less stress.

          A pack of 45 extraordinarily flimsy refuse BAGS costs £1.20, or thereabouts. It is a false economy.

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          19.02.2013 20:44
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          Thanks for Reading :)

          Smartprice is the brand name given to Asdas lowest priced Asda products. It provides customers with items cheaper than competitive brands and thus providing value for money for those with a tight budget. This Item comes at a great price of £1.09 for a pack of 45, however in my opinion it is not the best value for money item that is available from the ASDA branded range of items.

          When it comes to buying refuse bags, the aim is to buy some that are able to hold rubbish securely and come at a good price, Asda Smartprice refuse sacks well priced, and you get plenty (45 per pack) meaning they last for long time. However they are not as strong and durable as I would have liked.

          The bags come in smart price Asda packaging, which is a simple card that has the Asda logo and green and white colour scheme. The card also instructs how to place the refuse bag in a bin and how to seal and tighten the bag. They come together in a rolled up compact cylinder design. The bags all come attached together, therefore each bag need to be unrolled and ripped from the attached bag, this is fairly straightforward thanks to the already cut along edges that are visible at the end of each bag.
          They are made from Recycle material, which is great for the environment.
          Look wise they come in the usual black colour and just by looking at one bag it easily visible that they won't hold much, and are not that roomy.

          They are a tad on the thin side, and originally tended to rip too easily if I placed something that has a slight hard sharp corner (drink cans/ bones etc). They also on initially ripped apart when trying to pull the bag away from the bin. It also ripped when trying to seal the bag once all the contents were in the bag, which is mainly due to a major design flaw of not having tie handles attached at the top.

          As a result I have found that I frequently had to reduce the amount I put into the bags to avoid it tearing apart, however due to the high number of bags that come in a single pack (45) I found these still useable and value for money.

          Overall I do still use these bags today as I have learnt that the way to avoid rips and tears is to basically reduce the contents, reducing the contents of each bag is not a huge problem for me, as I need any way to save money, as long as the product does its job which in this case it just about does.

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            18.02.2013 20:48
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            These bags are not brilliant but they work ok

            WHAT ARE THEY?

            Refuse sacks from Asda Smart Price.

            ARE THEY ANY GOOD?

            They are very thin and not very large but for the very cheap price I do not think they are bad. They do not have handles to tie them up and that is a disadvantage with these because the plastic is so thin that it rips very easily when I am trying to put a knot into the bag to fasten it up when I remove it from the bin.

            WHAT I THINK

            I think these refuse sacks are good for the money but I like thicker sacks best because these rip very easily and you can only fill them about halfway if you want to stop this from happening. Rubbish can rip the bags also even if it is not sharp or pointed rubbish because of the plastic being so weak.

            The bags are a bit too narrow and that makes me have to stretch them a bit to get it over the top of my bin and because of them being shorter sometimes the bag will fall right inside the bin if I try to put rubbish in that is even a bit too heavy.

            When I use these refuse sacks I have to put 2 in my bin every time so I think that makes them not such good value for money. I have used them also for taking clothes to the second hand store but they are not very good for that because they split and rip very easy even if you have only put a few items in. They would be of no use for storing duvets or other bulky things because they are not strong enough.

            ANYTHING ELSE

            The bags cost about £1.10 and you get 45 bags on a roll for that so even if you double them like I have to you are still getting 22 bags to put your rubbish in for the money.

            3 Dooyoo Stars.

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            17.02.2013 16:26
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            I think it's worth spending a little more money on stronger, better quality bags.

            Product: Asda Smart Price Refuse Sacks

            From: Asda

            Price: £1.09



            I always try and save money wherever possible, especially on Household Products as the amount of money spent on general day to day home products really does add up very quickly.

            I was doing my weekly shop around Asda one week when I spotted the Asda Smartprice Refuse Sacks for £1.09. The roll of refuse sacks contain 45 black bags, this works out at just 2.4p each.

            These are packaged simply just like the rest of the Asda Smart Price packaging. The bags are all rolled together with an Asda Green and White Smart Price Label securing them tight with the logo and product description printed at the front and all other relevant information is printed at the back.

            When opening the bags the bags are all secured together on a perforated strip which allows you to tear off the bags one at a time. The first thing I noticed about the bags was how thin the material felt, these were extremely light and looked almost see through.

            The Refuse Sacks are of a good size and I have no problems at all storing limited amounts of rubbish in these. As the material is so thin I try not to put too much rubbish in these as in the past they have torn.

            Overall these are of an average quality, they are okay for storing a limited amount of rubbish in but I wouldn't store too much in them as they are simply not strong enough. Personally I think it's worth spending that little bit more on bags you know aren't going to rip or tear so easily.

            Dooyoo Stars Rating: 2/5

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              16.02.2013 20:27
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              Not something I will buy again as they are simply too thin.

              Smart price refuse bags



              I try and get bargains where I can, however sometimes this back fires, and unfortunately this was one of those times. I have recently decorated my two boy's bedrooms and of course before decorating come the inevitable clear out of old broken toys and games. I obviously needed black bags and was in need of another bargain. I found these in Asda for £1.09 for 45 bags, this equates to 2.4p each. They are the cheap Asda "no frills" refuse bags and have the green and white labelling that is the Asda smart price scheme. This seemed like a great bargain so into the trolley they went.




              Well I was disappointed. These would be perfect for soft light refuse but for heavier rougher rubbish these aren't so good. Rubbish gets heavy quick. The bags were very thin and tore very easily, even if you managed to get the rubbish into the bag without it tearing then when you lift it, it tears anyway. There are no handles which is a draw back and it also means you can't fill it as well because you need to allow space to tie up the bag.



              Although these bags were not ideal for me and the purpose I required them for. I do think that for lighter use or maybe for lining a bin these maybe useful but I would not purchase them for heavier uses. Even though these didn't get used for what I needed they did get used, my son has been using them as a protective cover for painting, although if you choose to use them for this you need to supervise the children for obvious safety issues. However once these have finished I don't think I'll be partaking in this particular bargain again.



              All the bags are joined together with perforated strip and you can rip off one bag at a time with ease. They are rolled up and therefore easy to store. The bags do prove a little tricky to actually open, but that could be just me.


              Overall these bags are not for me and I was very disappointed with the quality. They are just simply too thin and easily torn to be of any practical use to me. I would not recommend them which is a shame because I usually find smart price products to be of very good value.


              These are available in most if not all asda stores and also online at www.asda.co.uk.

              The product code is 2978265 and they are made in the United Kingdom for

              Asda Stores Ltd
              Leeds
              LS11 5AD.

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              16.02.2013 20:05
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              Waste of money

              I only ever buy cheap bin bags, I don't like wasting money on something that's going to end up in the dustbin. I usually buy Tesco Everyday Value ones but I was in my local Asda just before Christmas and picked up a packet of their Smart Price Refuse Sacks, I knew I would need extra bags over the Christmas and new year period and as I was there I decided to give them a try. 

              Asda Smart Price Refuse Sacks are sold on a  roll like most bin bags, the packaging is minimal, just a paper label around the roll which gives the Asda Smart Price logo and informs the customer that the roll contains 45 bags. 

              The bag are made from black plastic which just from looking at them is obviously thin however they are cheap and from the bargain range so its to be expected. The bags are a good size would easily fit most kitchen bins. My bin is quite large and these easily fit it with plenty of spare plastic folded over the top. 

              The bags have no handles or drawstrings, they are joined together on a roll and like most bin bags need separating by tearing along the perforated edge. The bags cost £1.09 and as I mentioned you get 45 of them for your money.

              I have just finished my smart price bin bags and I don't think I would buy them again, the first problem I found was tearing a bag from the roll, more often than not while tearing the bag along the perforated edge the next bag would split making it totally useless. 

              Once I got a bag in the bin the next problem was the plastic splitting, if anything remotely sharp or pointed was put in the bin it went straight through. Tying the tops of the bags wasn't easy either, I normally buy Tesco Value bin bags and have no problems grabbing the tops of them and tying the up, this was virtually impossible with Asda Smart Price bags, once again as soon as the tops were pulled together to tie up they split.
               
              All in all these were a waste of time, to get a decent bag they need to be at least doubled up and even then they weren't that good, I dread to think what they would be like with garden rubbish!. Compare to Tesco value bags they work out the same price per bag but in my opinion Tesco are far better. 

              I certainly don't recommend these!

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                14.02.2013 21:37
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                Budget priced bags that could be better

                ~Asda Smart Price Refuse Sacks~
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                Amongst the Asda Smart Price products I have bought and used are the Smart Price Refuse Sacks which I have found to be of a poorer quality than the refuse bags I would normally opt to buy. At the time of buying these budget priced Asda bin bags I felt they looked like fair value for money as they were priced at £1.09 for 45 bags. Having never bought or used these particular bin bags before, I felt they were worth trying as they were inexpensive to buy when comparing them to other similar products that were on sale.

                Having now used the Asda bin bags to store a selection household and garden waste in, I have to say that I found them to be a little too short for the dustbin I would normally place them in. I found that the Smart Price refuse sacks were just too short to give a comfortable amount of over hang over the top of the dustbin. A decent amount of bin liner material should over hang the actual dustbin in my opinion, as it ensures that the contents of the bin (as it fills up) is held safely inside, rather than causing the bin bag to slip down in to the bin, spilling the contents.

                When I tried using these Asda Smart Price refuse sacks I found that they were no good at staying in place as the contents of the bin filled up. The bags were very light and flimsy and this combined with the shorter length of the bags meant that they often ended up spilling the contents of the bags out in to the bin itself. When it came to emptying the bin I found that when I used these refuse sacks there was not enough material to grab hold of in order to pull the bin bag out.

                The thin material used to make these refuse bags is the most important downside to them in my opinion as they can so very easily tear and rip when filled. The bags cannot really hold anything with sharp edges or anything too bulky without them ripping once you try to remove them from the dustbin. I found that the only way I could use up all the refuse sacks without spilling the contents of the dustbin, or ripping the bags all the time, was to place one refuse sack inside the other.


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                In my opinion having to use 2 refuse sacks in the dustbin each time, most certainly wiped out any value for money that the Smart Price refuse sacks may have given me. The low cost of the bags may have seemed attractive at first, however after having used this product I feel that I would have been better off paying a little more to buy better quality bags in the first place. My rating for these refuse sacks is just 2 stars as I feel they do not function as well as they ought to. The cost of 45 refuse sacks is £1.09 at the moment.

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                  09.02.2013 13:25
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                  Prefer to use the charity bags, really

                  My husband and I have been trying to clear the garden recently of all the leaves and debris that's accumulated over the last few months of basic neglect. We have a few trees out the back and also the neighbour's' trees have shed leaves (and branches, in some case, due to the recent winds) and they have ended up in our garden. Sitting in our conservatory the other week just brought back to us how much rubbish there is to clear out there. We looked for some general refuse sacks to help to collect the rubbish and grot and made use of a pile of charity bin bags which have been stuffed through our letterbox over the last few weeks.

                  Don't get me wrong, I'm al for donating to charity and I do put a lot of stuff out for them when they come around in their little vans to collect the stuff we no longer want. However, it seems to me that recently we've been bombarded with these charity bags and as a result, I actually didn't have anything left to donate any more and I've been saving them for the purpose of just using them myself. We ran out of charity bags though and this is when I bought some of Asada's own brand refuse sacks last time I went to that particular supermarket.

                  These refuse sacks are one of the cheaper ones I was able to find at Asda at the time. I was looking for something specifically for garden waste as I knew that simple bin bags were not going to be up to the job. These bags come in a black roll with a piece of paper wrapped over them explaining that they are Refuse Sacks. There are 45 bags on the roll and they cost £1.09.

                  Each bag is simple and easy to remove as they are all joined together by a perforated edge. They tear off well and don't rip at the actual bag itself, as I've found can happen with some of the thinner bin bags. The bags are really large and certainly larger than your average bin bag.

                  We used these mainly to collect the leaves we'd rake up and then we tried to put in the sharper twigs and branches. Unfortunately, they simply weren't up to the job of holding onto sharp garden debris and the bags were easily punctured. We tried to make them a bit stronger by placing one bag inside another but still the sharp branches were causing the bags to split open. Once punctured, we also found that the bag would split diagonally and the contents fell out.

                  They are certainly nowhere near strong enough to hold garden rubble or heavier garden waste and we had to go to B&Q and buy much stronger bags specifically for this purpose. There are no ties or drawstrings on these refuse sacks, the idea is simply that you don't overfill them so that you have enough space at the top in order to create a knot.

                  If I was comparing the quality of the plastic to the charity bags we'd previously been using, I'd say that the charity bags were stronger and more robust. They were fine for holding the leaves and lighter garden waste but not for anything to heavy as they were simply not up to the job.

                  We used the ones left over for my bin and whilst the overhang was a little on the large side, they did a good job at holding general household waste. I'd actually say they make a better household bin liner than they do a refuse sack.

                  Slightly disappointing, so I'd give these three out of five stars.

                  Also posted on Ciao! as basketofbuttons

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                    05.02.2013 09:44
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                    3 stars

                    I dislike spending lots of money on bin bags but I also dislike it when you end up having to use three bin bags to hold the contents of just one as they keep splitting so perhaps spending more money sometimes is more cost efficient.

                    These bin bags are Asda basic ones and so much cheaper than the ones I normally buy. You can tell that they are cheap too as the quality is really poor.

                    They are a general size so fit my bin perfectly fine. They have that slight plasticky smell of a bin bag but it doesn't linger or make my kitchen smell of bin bags- at least I hope not!

                    When using these I am very careful not to over fill them. I tend to just fill them to the half way point and then tie them up and take them to the dustbin. I find if they get more than half full then the bag can't take the weight and it splits. Also I tend to avoid putting sharper items in as these poke through the plastic because it is so thin. This isn't really convenient but at least it is better than tryin to fill it up and have the sides split and then have to get really messy sorting it out.

                    These are not great but okay if you are using light or not very much rubbish. For more robust rubbish you will need stronger bags unless you want to triple up these to make them more robust.

                    I give them 3 stars as they are okay but can be messy if you over fill them!

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                    06.01.2013 20:44
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                    They do the job well

                    Smart Price Bin Bags -

                    I bought these the last time I was at Asda and perplexed by the sheer number of choices that there were on the shelves...

                    I have got bin bag shopping down to a fine art at my usual supermarket, however I had recently got a new bin that was a bigger size to my old one, and was horrified by the prices of some of the bin bags on the shelves... I have to admit I was finding the whole trip to the supermarket very stressful, as I couldn't find a thing in the unfamiliar store...

                    What I had ended up with was a pack of 45 bin bags that are currently on sale for £1.09. They are packaged with a strip of paper around them to keep them rolled up, and they are perforated between each sack in a straight line. I have had no difficulties separating these bags and probably only have three or four of them left now...

                    These bags are thin, however I tend to counteract this by either double lining the bin, or by placing one of those charity bags that comes through my front door on the inside... But for the cost I don't mind doing this, as they worked out cheaper than my usual bin bags... They do not say what size bin they are for - however my bin is either 50, or 55 litres and the fit in, with a nice 'overhang'... I have only ever had one bag split - and I feel this was due to the fact that my boyfriend had been pushing the rubbish down in an attempt to not have to change the bin... I have to admit that I had a wee chuckle when he did finally empty it...

                    The bin bags leave a nice amount of slack at the top with a bin the size of mine for tying knots, and my local council do recommend double bagging as a way of deterring infestations over the summer months now we have switched to two weekly collections... I realise that the double bagging does work towards being a little wasteful, however the amount of cash saved does make these worthwhile as a basic essential...

                    These are cheap bin bags, and I feel for the price it would be unfair to expect miracles, so for me they are a 4* product - but as a word of warning don't push the bin down to get more in - or you'll end up in a mess...

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                      06.01.2013 20:28
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                      absolutely RUBBISH!

                      ~Smart Price Refuse Sacks~

                      These bin bags are part of the budget range that Asda offer and are exclusive to this particular supermarket. What you get is a roll of 45 bin bags or refuse sacks which are simply packaged with a basic sleeve around them. These bags are designed for light household rubbish.

                      The price of these bin bags does seem to go up and down but they are currently available from www.asda.com and instore for £1.09 a pack. This works out at 2.4p per sack.

                      ~My Thoughts~

                      I normally buy my bin bags from my local Poundworld store. I usually pick up a pack of 10 large bags with tie handles for my one pound. When I was unwell a few weeks ago, I had to send my fiance to get a few bits of shopping and asked him to pick me up some decent bin bags from Asda. Bin bags are exactly cheap anymore but I'd rather have better quality bin bags than ones which cannot cope with day to day rubbish. He came home with a roll of Smart Price bin bags. This is why I do the shopping myself! I had no option but to use them.

                      The bags themselves are neatly packed together in a roll. Each bag is attatched to the next by way of a perforated edge. Seperating the bags isn't a simple task. I have torn many of them and rendered them useless as the perforated edge isn't very good at all. The bags themselves are definitely inferior in terms of quality even compared to the bags I buy from the pound shop! They are very thin and whilst black, they aren't pitch black in colour. Any lighter and they would be see through. The thiness of these bags is also apparent with general handling as I have quite long nails and they often tear or become snagged with light handling.

                      I have a small, Asda plastic bin in my kitchen and find that these bags fit well with some extra plastic left hanging over the edge. I didn't have much confidence in these bags from the first use. I popped one in my bin and filled up with regular rubbish including food, vegetable peelings and packaging. I found that the bags were too thin to cope with a great deal of rubbish and they didn't conceal smells very well. I filled up the bag with my regular daily rubbish and when lifted out the bin, the bag was clearly straining and the inside of my bin was damp and icky from leakages from the bin bag - not pleasant. Most bags in the roll I had split easily or leaked. I didn't want to waste them though so I doubled up the bags inside my bin and found this to be a little more acceptable but not very good value for money.

                      It is important to leave an excess bit of plastic at the top of each bag to tie it. I much prefer bags with tie handles so I hated having to do this. Because the plastic is so thin, tying the bag is very awkward and often pointless as most of the time it slips back open or splits - not good. I did however, find these bags to be perfectly fine for filling up with torn wrapping paper on Christmas day - nice and light!

                      ~Conclusion~

                      I cannot recommend these bin bags. They make disposing of rubbish even more of a hassle as I need to give my bin a thorough scrub and clean each time and also any drips from the bag on the way out the house each day. They do not hold a lot despite being quite big and are too thin to work with in my opinion. I would rather stick to the Poundworld bin bags which are much better quality and more convenient to use.

                      Thanks for reading :)

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