When it comes to properly disposing of trash there is not much to be said. To some degree that is true but as people become more self-aware and more concerned about their impact over the environment, how we deal with our trash becomes a more concerning topic. On the other hand there are plenty of people that do not take this all to serious and leave the proper institutions deal with it.
Trash bags are something that everyone has in their household. Some even use a trash bag for each type of trash they generate in order to make it easy to recycle but very few bother this much. What seems to be a common problem is poor quality trash bags that are so thing that they simply tear under the weight of the trash they need to carry. Everyone must recall a certain moment when they tried to take the trash out but the bag simply broke in their hands.
High quality trash bags seems like a fancy use of words for something that should be simple. Today we will have a look at 10 different bags that are made from high quality plastic or polycarbonate that will not tear under the pressure of weight. Some of them are even made out of recycled plastic. With no further ado here are the top 10 best trash bag reviews.
Kirkland Signature 10-Gallon Wastebasket Liners
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The Kirkland Signature wastebasket liners offer great value for money. They actually come in a large box with 500 individual bags. Each bag has a capacity of 10 gallons which is what a regular trash can would be.
In terms of endurance the bags are fairly thin. They are not as strong as some would like but they are small which means they cannot be filled with a lot of trash that would add to much weight for the bags to sustain.
Hefty Ultimate Flex Tall Kitchen Trash Bags
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Hefty Ultimate Flex are well known for their strength. The manufacturer brags about their technology as it makes the bags stretch without losing strength. Using a special material the bags are puncture resistant and can retain odors.
In terms of value for money the Hefty offers the Ultimate Flex bags in packs of 76. They work with tall trash cans and support an average weight of 12 pounds.
Hefty Odor Block Trash Bags
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Everyone knows how annoying it is when you forget to take out the trash. This can get smelly really fast. The Hefty Odor Block trash bags seem to have this problem solved. Using a special material the bags can retain odors and prevent them from spreading.
The bags come in a large pack of 45 that should last about a month. They come with a decent price tag and drawstrings to keep everything tight and sealed.
Kirkland Signature Drawstring Trash Bags
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Kirkland is one of the more popular brands mainly because they offer bags of all sizes and made from plenty of different materials. Their Signature Drawstring trash bags are as simple as it gets. The model is made of a sturdy black plastic material with red drawstrings.
Kirkland offers the bags in packs of 60. Each bag has a capacity of 33 gallons which means they are extra-large. As for value for money they are decently priced but not as strong as other bags.
Glad Dual Defense Drawstring Large Trash Bags
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Glad Dual Defense drawstring trash bags are both reliable and excellent in terms of pricing. There are affordable and very few other bags offer the same properties in terms of strength. The model uses a special diamond texture that can allow it to stretch without ripping it apart.
The bags come in a large pack of 50. Each bag has a capacity of 30 gallons but this is relative as since they can stretch the capacity increases. As stated before they have a drawstring that keeps the bag closed in a safe manner.
Hefty Drawstring Multipurpose Trash Bags
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The Hefty drawstring multipurpose trash bags can be used for almost anything since they are so strong. They are made of a durable polycarbonate material that is resistant to tears and punctures.
Like most other decent bags it has drawstrings to keep everything tight and secure. Each pack includes 56 bags. Each bag has a capacity of 30 gallons which means they are a bit big for a regular household trash can.
Green Legacy Tall Kitchen Trash Bags
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The ones that are worried about their carbon footprint will love the Green Legacy tall kitchen trash bags. They are made entirely out of recycled paper which means they are biodegradable. Also they are fairly affordable and even the twist ties are made out of a biodegradable material.
Each pack has 50 bags. The only downside is the fact that the bags do not cope well with water or moist items that might be thrown away.
Kirkland Signature Smart Closure Technology Trash Wraps
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Kirkland Signature smart closure trash bags were made to be as strong and as durable as possible. Each bag has a capacity of 55 gallons which means they can sustain a lot of weight. They are very large and can be used as multipurpose trash bags.
The manufacturer offers the bags in packs of 50. Also compared with other brands that offer the same size they are a quite inexpensive.
Kirkland Signature Drawstring Kitchen Trash Bags
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The Kirkland Signature drawstring kitchen trash bags are perfect for every household. They have a standard capacity of 13 gallons which is what most trash cans have. Each bag is made of a durable polycarbonate material and feature super-strong drawstrings.
A pack contains 200 bags. Looking at the price, the cost per bag becomes extremely low making them a great deal. This is a good reason to why so many chose to go for the Kirkland signature trash bags.
Glad Tall Kitchen Drawstring Trash Bags
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Glad tall kitchen trash bags are by far the best selling product from the brand. They offer great value for the money and have superior strength. Each bag has a capacity of 13 gallons and is made out of a special compound that makes them resistant to tears and punctures.
A pack contains 90 bags making the price per bag quite low. Their size makes the perfect for use throughout the house and even in an office.
Depending on what they are needed for, trash bags can vary a lot in terms of strength and capacity. Larger models use more durable compounds that allow them to be resistive to punctures and tears. For a regular trash can the 13 gallon ones should do just fine.
For the sake of diversity our list includes a wide selection of models with a capacity that ranges from 13 and all the way up to 60 in order to find something that suits the purpose of each buyer.
Jen Lin-Liu is the founder of Black Sesame Kitchen. A Chinese-American writer and a nationally certified Chinese chef in Beijing. Jen is the author of two memoirs, Serve the People: A Stir-Fried Journey Through China and On the Noodle Road: From Beijing to Rome with Love and Pasta.