Product Type: Tesco household products
Newest Review: ... 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 repl... more
i REFUSE to spend lots of money on bin bags!
Tesco Value Refuse Sacks
Member Name: k444tmc
Tesco Value Refuse Sacks
Advantages: cheap - decent size for a 45 litre bin
Disadvantages: can be a bit thin - can be a bit hard to open - can't overfill
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.
Summary: REFUSE to spend more on refuse bags!