“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Cleaning Accessories / Category: Cleaning Products & Utensils > Bucket, Broom, Brush etc. „
Before I had my own house I was a bit of a brand snob, but after seeing how much shopping actually costs I look at any way possible to save a bit of money. I've tried many different Tesco Everyday Value products in an attempt to watch the pennies, some are great some aren't, one of the things I've tried a few times are their Everyday Value Bin Bags. I first decided to buy these when realising just how much other bin bags cost, and I didn't want to pay out for something that I just put rubbish in. A roll of 40 Everyday Value Bin Bags costs just 97p which is obviously very cheap, especially when you consider that 20 normal Tesco bin bags cost over £2 this is a pretty good saving.
When I started to unroll the bin bags I realised just what I was getting, very thin, flimsy and small bags. I popped one in the bin and it was a pretty good fit, although our kitchen bin is only very small. After using the bin bags for a couple of weeks I came to the conclusion that for the 97p they were alright. They are very thin, which means you can't put much in them, I found myself changing the bin bag most days even though there are only two of us. Simply for the fact that every time I filled the bag more than half way it was almost guaranteed to split, wasting the bag and making a big mess for me to clean up. I became wary for putting anything in these bags which wasn't purely food waste, I found that even blunt corners of packaging would pierce and then inevitably split the bags. The few times that I used these bags outside the kitchen they were worse, and I was doubling, sometimes tripling them to enable me to put stuff into them without them splitting. I bought these bags a few times, probably over the course of a few months purely for the fact they were cheap. Realising it was a false economy I started buying more expensive thicker bags which were much bigger in size. Although I have a roll of Everyday Value bin bags in the cupboard if I run out I haven't bought them in ages, the bags I buy more might be three times the price but they last three times as long and don't split and make a mess all over my kitchen floor!
Overall, I can't really recommend these bags, yes they're cheap and they do the job if you're not putting much in them. In my opinion though buying cheaper is a false economy in the long run when it comes to these bin bags which is a shame as many Tesco Everyday Value products are very good quality.
Tesco make their own range of refuse sacks which I buy occasionally for the more lightweight' household waste, shall we say. These bags come in a tightly wound roll and cost only £1 for a total of forty bags. They are black in colour and descried as 'refuse sacks' rather than bin liners. As such, you'd expect them to be fairly strong and robust and capable of holding onto fairly large and heavy items of household waste. Unfortunately, this is not the case for these particular sacks.
I am not usually disappointed with many products from Tesco's own range, but these sacks are the exception, I'm afraid. I had primarily bought these for garden waste but soon after using the first few, we discovered that they are so thin that anything with spikes, sharp edges, knobbly or pokey out bits, are likely to penetrate right through the very thin sack very quickly indeed. Likewise, they are not strong enough to hold onto heavier household items as the bag can be clearly seen to stretch (making it even thinner) and then eventually the contents will spill out of the bottom, as the sack just gives up the ghost!
I suppose that for only £1 I cannot complain too much, but then again we did expect better from Tesco. Last time I used these was when we were having a clear out in the attic and getting rid of a lot of books. We found that one sack wasn't enough to effectively hold onto a large number of books at any one time, and the weight was literally making the bags split and fall out of the bottom. We ended up having to use three bags in total, each one inside the other, in order for us to be able to get the bags from the top of the stairs and out into the boot of the car into the driveway.
Overall, as I am sure you can imagine, I am not totally enamoured with these 'refuse sacks'. They are just not strong enough, robust enough or thick enough to be up to the job. I really think that they should be re-labelled as bin liners as the term 'refuse sacks' is a bit of an exaggeration.
Sorry Tesco's - I usually love your own range of products, but these bags are something I cannot possibly recommend.
The only use I have for refuse sacks these days is when I'm cleaning out the cats' litter tray. For such a glamorous chore, I'm only ever going to buy cheap bin bags, and these Tesco ones fit the bill. The thing is, I know exactly what I'm going to be doing with the bags, and what I require from them... I need to open it up, pop the tray inside, tip the tray up, remove the tray, tie the bag, take it to the wheelie bin. That's it. So you can see, my needs and demands are minimal, and if I was needing anything more or was to need anything more in the future, there's no way I'd touch these refuse sacks with a bargepole!
They are thin to the point of being able to pop a finger through with next-to-no effort. To brand them as "refuse sacks" is certainly stretching it - unless your refuse consisted only of foam and cling film I don't honestly think that these would be up to the mark. Any rubbish with anything resembling a sharp edge (I include cardboard in that) would pop straight through it.
With a tray-load of litter, these bags have really reached their capacity in terms of strength. Any more weight and I would be worried about them tearing.
I even think the term "sack" is a bit misleading - to me, a sack sounds bigger than a plain old bag, but these aren't huge by any means.
The bags come tightly wound on a roll (in the usual fashion) with their Tesco paper banding around the middle. This is always tricky to get off, it somehow seems to be lightly stuck to the bags, but once broken through, the bags are well perforated and come off the roll easily. Being so thin they are fiddly to open but to my fingers, that's not uncommon to all polythene bags.
If I look to be more positive, I have to say that for me, 40 for a pound represents good value. I know they will do the job I want them for and they work out at a couple of pence each. As long as you know this, then in actual fact I'd have to concede that represents excellent value. If you are expecing a decent usable all-purpose bin bag, however, your pound would be better spent elsewhere.
I have always been a big fan of Tesco value products because I find a lot of their range tastes / works really well - sometimes just as much as the big branded stuff... and I REFUSE to spend a lot of money on certain things and bin bags is just one of those things - I don't see the point for something that just gets thrown in the bin anyway!
Since the revamp of the appearance on the Tesco range I do find myself buying a lot more products now but their refuse sacks is something I have always bought since living on my own.
The appearance of these sacks has changed dramatically since the days of the above picture - rather than getting 30 refuse sacks in a roll you now get 40... The Tesco Value imagaing has now vanished and the label states this comes from the Tesco Everyday Value range - and confirms you get 40 refuse sacks. Under this you are told the refuse sacks are tested by an independent laboratory - which gives you a bit more confidence this is a good product if tested by a third party.
The red brand colours from the Tesco Value packaging are also gone and replaced with a series of green images associated with bin bags - the images show bin bags, dustpans, gloves, kitchen rolls and houses. In my opinion the appearance of the overall packaging looks great compared to the older one.
On the back of the label you are told the dimension sizes for the bin bags which are:
Rim : 147cm approx. Depth : 86cm approx.
To me when they are opened up they look about the same size as a standard bin bag but I am aware you can buy larger bin bags but you do pay more for these. My bin size is 45 litres and these bin bags fit perfectly inside this.
The back label also gives you the normal warnings about keeping out of reach of children and how to dispose of hot/sharp objects in these bags...
You are also given information on the Tesco Promise - where they confirm they will refund any customer who is unhappy with the standard of the product.
About the refuse bags
As you would expect with many other refuse bags these are black in colour and can easily be torn off from the roll that they come on. In my experiance it can be a bit hard to find the opening of the bag which is a bit annoying but this can be done a bit quicker by rubbing the bag to undo the opening.
First glance before you open the bag and detach it from the rest of the roll it can look like a decent thick refuse bag but once opened you can see it is a fair bit thinner than many other thick bin bags I have seen. I must also note there is no ties for the top of the bags so if this is something you prefer this product is not for you.
Due to the thin-ness of these bags you cannot fill them too much otherwise you will struggle to tie a knot in the top and you may end up with rubbish all over your kitchen floor - which I know from personal experiance... so I only ever choose to fill half way up, tie up then put outside in my black bin.
As per my title - refuse bags is not something I spend a lot of money on. Due to the price you know they will not be perfect but there is no point spending a small fortune on something that ends up on a rubbish tip anyway... Overall if you dont overfill the bags with too much rubbish you shouldn't get a lot of hassle because of these.
40 refuse sacks from Tesco will set you back 97p - which works out at just 2p per refuse sack.
There are some household products that are worth paying that little extra for and it's only when you use an inferior quality product that you realise that cheap doesn't necessarily mean cheerful. Take the subject of this review, Tesco's Value refuse sacks or bin bags as they're more commonly known, practically every home uses them, they're essential for storing and holding household and kitchen waste yet can vary dramatically in price depending on what you buy and where from.
I do a lot of my grocery shopping online, it's more convenient for me and I like being able to take my time making my selections without feeling rushed around a supermarket. I don't tend to think too much about what household essentials I buy and pretty much chose whatever is on special offer or available at the time. Having spent a few weeks redecorating my home recently and having a lot of rubbish to dispose of I needed some more bin bags as I'd run out and not really giving any consideration to what I was buying I added a roll of these Value ones from Tesco in an online grocery shop.
The picture here is a little outdated now I think as my roll of refuse sacks are from the 'everyday value' range which has replaced the old 'value' range of Tesco products. For 97p I got a roll of 40 refuse sacks (bin bags for the rest of this review) and as soon as I saw them I knew I'd made a mistake in buying them. To describe them as 'flimsy' is doing them a favour as they're the thinnest bin bags I've ever seen in my life but for a little over 2p each I don't know what I was expecting when I bought them in the first place. In use they're merely adequate for holding kitchen waste; leftover food and anything soft is just about Ok to put in these but anything with any sort of corner (like a box for example) proves to be too much of a challenge and ends up piercing the bags. They're tissue-thin, practically transparent when unrolled and quite honestly a complete waste of money in my opinion as they split and tear at the first opportunity. Doubling them up is wasteful but helps a little if you have anything other than food you want to get rid of but I really should have known better when buying mine as they're as close to useless as you can get. I attempted to use a few to get rid of wallpaper I had stripped, this was a big mistake as the wallpaper simply ripped through the sides and fell onto the floor and I honestly have no idea what sort of household these would be useful for.
If you're looking for something that will inevitably frustrate you then give these bin bags a shot otherwise steer clear and spend a little more on a better quality bin bags. I know Tesco are trying to appeal to people on a low budget with these but honestly, don't bother would be my advice they're barely fit for purpose and a perfect example of 'false economy' as you have to use at least 2 at a time if you want anything anywhere near strong enough to hold your rubbish.
Lesson learned as far I'm concerned, I won't be buying these again. 2 stars as a rating simply because the perforations between the sacks are good and removing them from the roll is easy enough, although that's the only positive thing I can say about them.
We shop at Tesco's each week on the internet, making use of their £5.00 delivery service (saving on petrol and time). When shopping online you tend to be drawn away from the more expensive products, and towards the best deals and cheapest alternatives. As a result we always seem to end up with a roll of 30 Tesco Value 'sacks' which we use to line the kitchen bin, collect garden debris (twigs, leaves and dirt), and sometimes to move laundry from family home to family home. My overall impression of the product, built up over several years of its use, can be summed up by one simple expression: 'They're alright'.
The sacks come in a roll which is kept together by a slip of glued paper with the usual Tesco Value artwork splattered rather unenthusiastically over its surface. After the first bag is opened and used, the paper front becomes obsolete and has to be binned - (recycled). All the bags are connected, bottom to top, and have to be pulled quite ruggedly before they come apart - a testament to the bags strength. What's irritating is the fact you can't tell bottoms from tops, and so often you'll find yourself fiddling for 30 seconds trying to open up a bottom before realising your error! The roll of sacks tends to keep together quite well after the paper is removed, and chucking the roll into a cupboard won't cause it to unravel (for good reason, as 29 unravelled bags makes quite a mess).
As for the bags durability / strength / resistance to sharp objects, it performs averagely. You can't overload the bags with too much rubbish because the weight will tear the bag (first at where you have tied it, and then at the base and sides). I'd say at least 5 kilograms is a capable amount, but much more than that and you're in trouble. Placing pots or other heavy items in will gradually stretch and then tear the plastic bag. Smashed items, glass, pot, , broken scissors, etc. should definitely not be placed in because the weight of objects on top of these will cause them to slice the bag open - and then everything will fall out everywhere creating a horrible mess. I wouldn't advise leaving food waste in here for too long either, as smell will seep out, and eventually, the bacteria will eat through the plastic (believe me this has happened! - welcome to student life). If you use the bags respectfully and don't try to over-load them, then they will perform well. Be sensible, feel the weight every now and then as you pack the bag - usually you can feel the limits of the material being reached, stretching is sensed.
These bags are average in size, and therefore they fit most bins. There's enough excess for them to hook round at the top, to stop them from slipping down. Although this variety doesn't have the in-built plastic wire at the opening, which some now have to help you tie the bag after it's full, these Value sacks are still easy to tie - just by forming a simple knot from the two sides. I think in general these bags perform well, but they could be a lot, lot better. They're not particularly strong, sharp objects rip them, smells seep through, and they don't have wire for tieing. However, they are a good size, easy to carry, and they're cheap! A 3 star product from Tesco's Value range.
PRICE: 97p (for a pack of 40, which seems to be the pack size on sale now)
AVAILABILITY: www.tesco.com and in stores across the UK.
Bin liners are another one of those things I dont really like spending my money on (who does?) so I am always open to trying cheaper options. In the case of bin liners however, the cheapest option turned out to be a disaster.
The bin liners packaging is very simple and just involves a piece of paper around the middle of the rolled up bin liners displaying the product name and the tesco everyday value logo. The bin liners themselves are the usual black colour, and are easily seperated by the perforated lines at the end of each bag.
Upon getting the bin liners out the packet I noticed they felt particularly thin and flimsy (I dont know what else I was expecting to be honest, buying everyday value bin liners) but I proceeded to put one in my bin anyway. When it came to emptying the bin that is when disaster struck, the bag just kept tearing where I was pulling on it to get it out the bin. When I finally got it out the bin the bottom of the bag also tore to send rubbish spilling all over my kitchen floor.
I was determined not to throw the bin liners away so next I decided to double bag my bin, when I went to tear one bag from the other though it ripped in the wrong place and not down the perforated line!!!
Overall I would definitely not recommend these bin liners, they are very week and flimsy and tear easily when you put anything inside - which defeats the point of a bin bag really! So steer clear of these unless you want whatever it is your throwing away all over your floor!
Because I usually shop at Asda I hadn't used these bags before but on a rarer trip to Tesco's I picked some of these up to try. I don't mind paying more for bin liners as a rule but I'm happy to try out cheaper alternatives and see if they're any good.
I paid about 97p for 40 black bags which is very cheap so I didn't have high expectations as it is quite a lot of bags for the price. The roll is held together with a piece of paper going around it with the Tesco logo, amount of bags and a quick description of what you're buying, very basic and normal for a cheaper propduct. Like other bin liners, the bags are attatched to one another but they easily pull apart when you come to use them.
As I expected, the bags are very thin and flimsy. I put one of these in my empty kitchen bin, and a few days later when it was full, came to empty it. As I pulled the black bag out of the bin it began to tear straight away and it became apparent that I wasn't going to get the bag out of the bin intact. I ended up having to put two of the bin liners together then emptying the bin into them. So for three days general household waste I'd used three bin liners, when normally I would use one. I didn't over fill the bin or put very heavy rubbish in it, the bags are just very weak.
After that I ended up doubling all of the sacks up before using them in the bin and being careful not to put too much rubbish in before I emptied them. Even then they'd begin to tear as I took them out and you have to be very careful not to rip them. Although they are cheaper than some of the other brands of bin bags, I don't think you really save any money because you have to use more of them to do the same job as one good quality bag would do.
I wouldn't recommend these bags at all. They might come in handy if you're using them to transport very few, light objects but I think you might as well buy a slightly more expensive brand and have the reassurance of a bit of quality so you know your rubbish isn't going to end up all over your kitchen floor!
As we all know black bin bags grow on trees, literally, autumn and winter the gestation period. If you look up on a cold November's day there they all are amongst the branches ready to be plucked and picked. That doesn't stop the farmers and supermarkets charging different prices for those very same black bags though. 30 refuse duty normally cost around a quid but vary across the supermarket chains, yet all made in the same places. They cost about a penny to manufacture, apparently.
Now that most of us have gone to the fortnightly bin collections these bags must be tough to last the full 14 days. Anything sharp in there with teeth will rip them apart and the foxes and rats will be in there like politicians in the trough, before the cheeky squirrels arrive. The rat population is climbing once again in the UK because of the 14 day collections and the black bags seem to have got thinner, not thicker, to deal with this problem.
Once you have your bags in the cupboard under the stairs you have to get the pesky things to fit the bloody bin rim. I recommend at least three people to do this as you all know once you have it gripping on one curve it slips off the other. Once you have achieved this it's stretched so tight its ready to split down the side like Liz Hurley's back zipper down her porcelain skinned spine in contact with anything sharp. Putting it simply the whole plastic bin bag thing doesn't work.
Round our way the private householders put all their colored recycling trays and bins out in a neat line on the correct days whereas the council estate around the corner its black bags on the pavement that look like the mafia have dumped them with chopped up bodies in they are that lumpy. That means the vermin get at them and there is more rubbish than ever blowing around on the streets, ironically most of that from the recycled trays that seriously need lids. Basically the two week system means we need thicker and tougher black bags and we just can't get them. A reusable hessian sack would do it or one of those bags the Royal Mail use in their sorting offices.
I normally buy my black bags from Tesco Express (rolls of 30-50) as I feel they are slightly thicker than the other supermarket ones. But I use them quick as I double bag my bin to keep that horrid smell at bay. Two weeks of sunshine on your trash is maggot heaven, how ever much food stuffs I have composted separately. It really is a challenge to keep your yard rat and whiff free. The Tesco bags cost £2.50 for the garden strength ones and £3.50 for the draw string ones.
I go with the draw string ones from Tesco's as you can actually tie the bloody things up when you have finished with them, never an easy task when extracted from the bin and you need to find some sort of knot from the non draw string ones. If you guys are flush then I would buy the industrial retail type bags from the cash n carry. You can get about 200 for £12 on Amazon and they can take a full on hedgehog attack. Every brand of supermarket ones are going to rip with general household trash and although the Tesco ones are the best they are still not up to the 'noughties', the decade of recycling. When they split, they do all over the bin men, a job none of us would like to do so worth thinking about them to.
I have always bought these Tesco everyday value refuge sacks, or bin bags as we usually call them. I don't see the point in buying expensive ones, after all they just go in the bin afterwards! They can be a bit more fiddly to use but that is worth the money you save. These bin bags come on a roll, for usually around 95p-98p. I remember these used to be 70p they have definitely gone up in price, but definitely not in quality!
These are not the best quality bin bangs you can buy, but if your on a budget, they do the job as long as your careful with them. They are very, very thin! They are black, like most bin bags, and all connected to each other on the roll, and you just rip one off when you want one. I have never had a problem until recently with ripping these bin bags off. They used to come off no problem, but the last few packs I have bought I have noticed if you rip too quickly or not perfectly along the dotted line, they can rip and you end up with a hole in the bag which is then useless! As long as your careful with the delicate line that separates these bags, there's no problem with them.
I empty my kitchen bin every day, so it never gets overfull. However if I forget and people push the rubbish down, the bag does quite often rip when your pulling it out of the bin to empty it. They are so thin, they are not strong enough to hold so much rubbish. You cant over fill this bags due to there being no handles either. When pulling the bag out of the bin there is nothing to hold on to, you have to just use the top of the bag, and then make a knot with it to close it together.
The size of these bin bags are perfect for my 50 litre Brabantia bin. Apart from the thinness of these bags, and the fact they rip easily when being ripped apart from one another, I don't have a problem with these bin bags, they do the job they are suppose to and I will continue to buy these for as long as I need to!
I am buying quite a lot of cheaper branded items recently to try and save some money in areas which I think I can cut corners a little. I hadn't bought these sacks before, so thought it was time to give them a go since they were really cheap. Tesco Value range are quite good at producing good quality items.
These sacks come in a roll which only has a paper label to hold them together. They are black in colour and there are 40 sacks in the roll. Quite a lot of sacks in my opinion. Each sack is joined together and can easily be separated from the join which holds them together. It's very easy to just give them a quite tug and they pull apart really quickly and easily with no problems at all.
The sacks are quite thin plastic in my opinion and quite flimsy. I find they are easy to open at the top of the sack. These are so thin that when you place anything heavy inside them, they tend to rip. Not good when all the items are inside the sack and fall all over the floor. I originally bought these to put some of my clothing into to take to a charity shop. I only placed a couple of pairs of jeans and a couple of tops into a sack and it ripped. I then decided to put the clothing into more than one sack but I found that I had to use quite a few sacks for the clothing so that they didn't rip. So I had to use a whole lot more sacks than a branded kind. It really annoyed me having to use more sacks because it didn't make sense and I then had to use more than I intended to use.
Once I had used them for the clothing, I decided to have a clear out of my rubbish for my hubby to take to the refuse tip. I also found that after I placed a few items into them, I had the same problem of them ripping. I found them a total waste of time to be honest. So I then decided to use them inside my kitchen bin to use as a swing bin liner. I found they didn't hold much rubbish and found myself having to empty them after being only a quarter of the way full. If I added anymore rubbish than a quarter, I found they also ripped, even though some of the rubbish wasn't heavy.
I did get very annoyed with these sacks in the end, that much so I actually gave them away to my mum. I didn't want to just bin them and thought she could maybe make use of them. She also found them to be of the same quality. Rubbish sacks, she has used them for bin liners and did make very good use of them, so that is a blessing in my opinion that my money wasn't a total waste in the end. At least it was much better than just binning them.
I think the quality of the sacks is very poor in my opinion, I think they are not very good value for the price of 97p for the pack of 40 sacks. I know the amount is good but I did expect them to hold the contents I placed in them to stay inside the actual sack but they didn't. They are far too thin a plastic for my usage. I think they are not suitable for any budget. Even if you are on a very low one, I still think these are a waste of money because you need to use a lot more sacks to actually carry items or rubbish, so buying a better brand would make more economical sense in my opinion because then you would only need to use one sack instead of 2 or 3.
I certainly don't recommend these sacks, I think they are a total waste of money in my opinion and I won't ever buy them again in the future because they don't give me any plus points that I expect from a shops own brand of refuse sacks. These are not for my rubbish or for using for my charity clothing to take to the shops. I think they are overly priced in my opinion and they should be priced at a whole lot cheaper.
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I am only going to give these 1 star.
Thank you for reading my review and I hope it has been of some help.
This is a review of Tesco Value Refuse Sacks. I don't tend to swear by any one brand of bin bag but have one priority in mind and that is to spend less on something that goes straight in the bin! I usually pick up bin bags from Pound Land but we were out of bin bags on a recent shopping trip so I put a couple of these in to the trolley to try out.
The packaging for these bin bags is very minimal which is definitely a good thing. The bags are rolled together and secured with a paper liner and this has all the information about the bin bags on them.
Our main use for these bags is the kitchen bin which is a big Brabantia beast that holds a lot. Secondary to this is that we keep a supply upstairs in the nursery for when we empty the nappy bin and other upstairs bedroom bins. Finally, I use them for bagging up any items that are going in the loft or just need protecting from dust whilst in storage.
I think the main thing people want to know about bin bags is how strong they are. They don't have handles on them or any frills so it is important not to over fill them so you have a bit of purchase a the top to tie a knot in it. Our black bins are only collected once a fortnight so I don't want any spillage from them making the outside bin smell any worse! The capacity of our kitchen bin is big so a potential heavy content is there for the bin bag to hold and they have never let us down so far. The plastic is quite thin so they do easily rip so it is best to handle them gently when full and certainly the bin content from upstairs is never a full bag for the black bin so they have coped well with keeping our nappy bin contents inside them. At this stage they are double bagged (from the nappy bin liner) so smells are not too bad.
The bags cost 97p for 40 bags which I think is good value for money.
I am happy with the performance of these bags and at 97p I think they are better value for money than the ones I get from Pound land. I am sure you get more bags as well for this. I have tried more expensive bags that have handles and are thicker but I am not sure that they are worth the extra money. I will be sticking to the value range in the future although we don't always shop at Tesco these are one of the things I will look out for and keep stocked up on.
I have been buying these bin bags ever since I needed to buy my own. Bin bags are actually quite expensive for what they are, after all you buy them to throw them away and whilst my mums not batted an eyelid at paying £4 for 20 bags, I on the other hand am not so keen! The last time I bought these they were still called Tesco Value Refuse Sacks where they cost me less than £1 for 40 bags but of course now Tesco have had their rebrand they are called Tesco Everyday Value Refuse Sacks and they retail at just 97p for 40 bags. At less than 3p a bag, I dont care if I'm buying them to throw them away!
The packaging is similar to that shown above but the label now has the new Everyday Value logo on and has green detailing. It is easy to get the bags out of their wrapping all you have to do is tear the paper wrapped around them and then you simply tear a bag off the roll and you are ready to go!
Most people dont tend to put black bags in the kitchen bin but I do simply because for some reason my mum always puts the white bin liners in a black bin bag before taking them out and I dont see the point in buying two rolls if I can get away with just the one.
I have a baby blue pedal bin which I believe is the 30 litre size. The first thing I notice about the bags is that they are quite thin, therefore making them just a little bit see through. Putting them in the bin is easy and because they are thin it is easy to get all the edges neat and tidy inside the bin rather than being left with huge black bits of plastic hanging about.
I put all my everyday rubbish in these and I am a bit of a nightmare when it comes to bin emptying time - shoving it all down further and further until I really have to empty it! When I do this, the rubbish has obviously moulded to the shape of the bin so in all honesty it is difficult to get the bag out and I often end up with tears at the top where I'm pulling on it! However, if I am being normal and emptying the bin when it first starts to get full I find that the bags slide out with ease and no holes are made.
For a 30 litre bin full with normal rubbish ie. not 2 bags of potatoes, 3 bags of carrots etc I find that these bags are absolutely fine. If they are particularly heavy then I do notice that the plastic begins to stretch so I usually double bag it simply because we live on the second floor and I dont want to be scraping my discarded cereal off the stairs for all to see!
I often also use these to get all the rubbish together before rubbish day. I will empty the kitchen bin, put that bag in another bag and then empty the kittens litter trays into the outer bag and the bathroom bin etc. Initially as cat litter is quite heavy aswell as having the rest of the rubbish inside I thought this might be too much but it is actually fine and I can get it down to the bin no problem.
There are no special handles or bits to tie the bag up with. Therefore, I always try to leave at least 20cm at the top of each so I can tie it easily. As I like the bag to be fully shut I usually tie one knot and then tie another the other way across so that there are no gaps so that no food can start to stink the place out.
Its also worth noting that I used one of these to have a bit of a clear out yesterday and I ended up with about a foot of rubbish that needed to go. A lot of it was quite heavy and the bags dealt with this fine.
I like these rubbish bags. No, they arent the strongest and yes, they are a bit see through but for less than 3p a bag I dont care! I think that they hold a fair amount of rubbish and in all honesty, they are just as good as some mid-range ones I have had in the past. If I could change just one thing I would like them to be a bit thicker to prevent any splitting if somebody has overfilled the bin but for the price I dont expect them to be like rubble sacks! I have bought these for a couple of years now and I will continue to buy them as they suit me just fine and I think they are very good value for money.
I am a firm believer in not having to pay more for everyday items that we all need and use on a regular basis when the supermarkets usually do a cheaper version than the leading brands that 90% of the times are adequate for our needs.
Black bin bags are one such item that I would really resent having to pay a lot of money for when I can get some Tesco value ones for less than a pound. For only 97 pence I can get 40 big black bags as opposed to paying double this for half the amount if I was going to choose a named brand.
Don't get me wrong these bags aren't the best quality of black bags out there are they are a little on the thin side but for most uses they are absolutely fine.
The bags come rolled up and have a serrated edge that you just tear to release one of the bags. They are a good size and fit in my kitchen bin with no worries and are big enough that I can leave an edge on the outside for easy removal when it is full.
If you are careful not to overfill these bags then they will be fine for most items and it is only when you overfill or want to put heavy items in the bags that the problems start. If they are over full or heavy getting the bag out of the bin can be a problem as the bag stretches and can snap and even if you get it out the bin in one piece then you can still find that items in it have ripped through the thin bag and things are leaking.
I never overfill them when they are in my kitchen bin and I find them fine to be perfectly honest. They do the job that I buy them for and are excellent value at under a pound. I would never dream of using these for anything heavy duty as I know that they just wouldn't be able to handle anything like that. For instance when it comes to bags for my garden rubbish I always buy some better quality ones so that I can be assured that they won't burst.
As long as you know that these aren't the best quality bags when you buy them you can't really complain at the price of them. If you buy them thinking that they are going to be able to hold loads of weight in them then it is your own fault when you go to remove the bag from your bin and find that it has split and burst.
Seems like everybody on here is writing a review about these bags at the moment so I thought I'd add my two pence worth. I am of pretty much the same opinion as everyone else, that these refuse sacks are refusing to be good bags and are basically rubbish, rubbish bags but they do have their uses and for the price can you really complain?
These are part of the Tesco value range so you get what you pay for but what exactly do you get? Well you now get a roll of 40 bags for 97 pence so this works out to 2p a bag, for that price I can afford to throw them away half full. and have a few of them tear now and again.
I don't use these as my regular bin bags in my kitchen swing bin, theres no way they would be good enough as they are just not strong enough and would rip as soon as I tried to get the full bag out. No, for my kitchen bin I use tough, heavy duty bin bags with strong pull ties that just about hold everything in until I can put it into the big wheelie bin outside.
The bags are black and made of a very thin plastic so if you do overfill them or attempt, in my opinion to fill them anything more than about a third full they will just rip and tear and fall apart. They are attached to each other on the roll with a perforated edge so you just rip one bag from the others when you want to use one but you do need to be careful as they don't rip very well and then ruin the next one on the roll.
These bags do have their uses in my home though. We bought a roll as a bit of a mistake i guess thinking they would work as our kitchen bin bags and then pretty much straight away we realised they wouldn't so we have had the same roll under our kitchen sink for ages though. What I do use them for though are those little clean up jobs around the house where you need to use something to bag the rubbish but don't want to use the big bin or cant use the big bin. For example I empty out my Dyson vacuum in here and these bags are big enough and the opening at the top is wide enough to put all the dust etc in and then transport it out to the wheelie bin without making a mess. Or, I use them to quickly put the recycling in from all over the house and then I can take it out to the recycling wheelie bin in one go.
So in conclusion yes they are rubbish rubbish bags but they do have their uses.