Product Type: Asda in Homeware
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These Are Most Definitely "Rubbish"!
Asda Smartprice Refuse Sacks
Member Name: xxBeccaxx
Asda Smartprice Refuse Sacks
Disadvantages: Flimsy, can't get them off the roll easily, time consuming, can't fill the bags.
I tend to buy my bin bags from Poundland and get the 20 for £1 as I find they are strong and durable and effective enough to hold my rubbish securely whilst I take the rubbish from the indoor bin to the outdoor bin however I ran out and decided to grab some while I was in Asda, I decided to give the value bags a try as I have found lots of the value products to be really good quality and at just £1.09 for 40 bags I couldn't really complain.
The bags come simply packaged, the roll is fairly tight and the bags stay rolled up until you remove one for use although they are quite chunky to store and I have found that I sometimes find it difficult to close the drawer I keep the bin bags in. The roll is simply covered with a thin paper covering detailing the brand name, contact information etc.
Removing a bag from the roll is fairly easy and each bag is separated from each other by the perforated line however with these bags I find that it can be difficult to remove a bag without ripping a hole down the whole bag, this is the first test of which this product fails miserably. If you do manage to get a bag off the roll the first thing you notice is just how flimsy they are, the bags are almost see through and for being a black bag this is not what you want ideally. When I was using these I was very cautious not to overfill them seeing as how flimsy they were, I probably filled them about half of what I normally would and even then I found the bag was struggling to hold the contents. This was further tested when i went to remove the bag from the indoor bin to take it to the larger outdoor bin, lifting it up I could see the material stretching and becoming even weaker and I ended up holding the bottom of the bag to ensure that it didn't collapse over the floor. I decided to no longer use these as my main bin bag and instead left them in the drawer, whilst I was clearing out some paperwork and the like I decided to use these and once again I found that even with paper, not a huge amount I may add but enough to make the bag a little heavier it was stretching and pulling ready to fall apart. Lastly I used these bags when i was clearing out some of my sons clothes and again I got barely anything in the bag before I found it was stretching and almost breaking. Many occasions these ended up with holes in them or stretching so much they were almost in half they just couldn't handle even the lightest of loads. I should add we are a small family of just me and my son so we don't have a lot of rubbish and neither do we have a lot of heavy rubbish so if the bags can't even hold this small load how would it cope against a family with a lot of use.
Overall I wouldn't recommend these bags, more of them ended up in the bin before they could even be used than actually got used for regular purposes which is really a false economy, alongside this I found I was emptying the bin almost daily when I normally only empty it every 3 days and even then this is to stop it becoming smelly rather than it needing to be emptied because it's full. I wouldn't bother trying out this product, I'm awarding it one star simply because I can't award it any less.
Summary: Not a "value" product.
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