Product Type: Tesco household products
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Tesco Value Refuse Sacks
Member Name: hanmillie
Tesco Value Refuse Sacks
Advantages: Cheap, Easy to Use
Disadvantages: No Handles, Difficult to Tie, Very Weak
Whilst I do like to buy good quality products for my home I tend to go with the expression 'out of sight out of mind' when it comes to items which are hidden within containers and bins. I was therefore drawn to a roll of the Tesco Value Refuse Sacks a couple of months ago in a bid to save a few pennies. It is worth noting that although these bin liners are in the Tesco Value Range they come neatly packaged in a black roll which is fastened around the middle with a white label which is fully recyclable. The label is decorated with blue and red text which demonstrates that they are clearly part of the value range.
Within a roll of these refuse sacks you get 30 bin liners and these costed 66p at the time that I bought them. This works out at great value for money being that they cost just over 2p per bag.
To open simply pull of the white label covering the roll or rip depending on your preference and then unroll a bag from the roll. As this roll is done up very tightly to start with you do not experience any unravelling as you go through the roll and therefore it can be stored neatly in a kitchen cupboard until the bin is next emptied. The bin liners themselves are the same size as a standard bin liner meaning that they fit inside the majority of standard bins and are black in colour.
Some bin liners that you buy have features to make emptying the bin that little bit easier and these include having a built in handle and a draw string at the top of the bag. Being in the value range these bin liners do not have any of these features and therefore have to be tied in a knot at the top when emptying the bin.
It is worth noting that these refuse sacks are quite thin in contrast to more expensive products available and therefore require some caution when filling however this is hardly surprising given the price of them. I must admit to only using mine for kitchen waste and they work fine with half a weeks worth of general waste stored inside them although do have a slight tendency to become awkward to handle when emptying the bin. As far as refuse goes, I would not be comfortable using these bin liners for garden or other waste as I feel that any sharp objects would simply rip the side of the bag and leave a trail of rubbish everywhere.
Overall therefore I would recommend these refuse sacks as a cheap option for kitchen bin waste; however I would not recommend them for any waste that is heavier than this. I would therefore mark these sacks as excellent for value and for kitchen waste but poor in using for anything else, and have subsequently given them 3 stars out of 5.
Thanks for taking the time to read my review!
Summary: A value for money roll of bin liners but nothing else!