Product Type: Tesco household products
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Fill It.. But Not Too much!
Tesco Value Refuse Sacks
Member Name: bilbobaginz
Tesco Value Refuse Sacks
Advantages: Easy to carry, fits most bins, CHEAP!
Disadvantages: Thin material, can't hold much weight, food smells come through!
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.
Summary: They're Alright!
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