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Tesco Value Refuse Sacks
Member Name: thedevilinme
Tesco Value Refuse Sacks
Date: 06/10/12, updated on 16/10/12 (49 review reads)
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.
Summary: Cheap and crap