Product Type: Tesco household products
Newest Review: ... 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... more
Tesco Value Refuse Sacks
Member Name: lyndsey1989
Tesco Value Refuse Sacks
Advantages: Price, holds a good amount of rubbish
Disadvantages: Quite thin so can split, a bit see through
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.
Summary: Why pay more just to throw it away?