Product Type: Asda in Homeware
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Asda Smartprice Refuse Sacks
Member Name: angelboouk
Asda Smartprice Refuse Sacks
Advantages: you get 45 bags for your money, fine for very light rubbish like paper
Disadvantages: too thin, tear or split easily, not good value for money really
~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.
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!
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 :)
Summary: absolutely RUBBISH!
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