In a household with four children there is bound to be waste, and though I try to recycle where I can there is always going to be a place in my house for garbage bags. Some weeks it seems like we need a neverending supply; and then there are the days I want to hit the bedrooms and the lounge with a huge bag and just remove all the stuff that gets left lying around.
Waste bags are a staple of most households and here in South Australia they no longer supply disposable plastic bags at the supermarket; which used to be a great option for rubbish bags in the kitchen.
I don’t know about you but I don’t like to spend big money on bags for the express purpose of putting them in the bin so price is a big factor when I shop for rubbish bags.
There are all sorts of things that end up in my kitchen rubbish bin so I also need bags that are strong enough to withstand both the weight and the odd shapes and sizes. There is nothing worse than getting halfway to the outside bin when your bag breaks and rubbish goes everywhere so I also want my bags to be strong.
Waste comes in all shapes and sizes and so do rubbish bag requirements. Dog waste bags are great to take with you when you walk your furry friends, especially if you aren’t walking somewhere that council provide them. Unfortunately I no longer have a furry friend to walk but I do have two little people in nappies and a small benchtop bin in my bathroom. Dog waste bags are the perfect size for both of these purposes.
ELKA Imports is a 100% Australian owned company that has been trading for over 25 years and remains true to its mission to “Provide high quality products at the lowest price, with exceptional customer service to match”.
ELKA waste bags are manufactured from 100% virgin material which makes them strong, durable, tear resistant and cost effective.
There are a couple of great reasons to use bags made from Virgin materials; the quality is more consistent, the bags are stronger and they don’t need to be as thick which all ultimately equates to less landfill.
At the moment I am using white 36L bin liners in my kitchen, they come in a roll of 50 and are easy to dispense. I generally tend to get the bag almost full before removing it from the bin and walking around adding to it; not always such a great idea. The ELKA bags have withstood the strain of walking around with them and I have had no issues with the stretch of transport.
My one issue with these bags is that I have gotten used to garbage bags with tie-up handles for ease of disposal and these bags have a straight top. The straight top means they sit beautifully in the bin, they fold over the edges easily and I have had no issues with breakage or the bag sliding down into the bin. Tying a knot in the top when the bag is full still works with relative ease you just need to make sure you leave room in the top of the bag to tie.
The ELKA 36L Kitchen Tidy Liners come in black or white and the size is 700mm x 590mm.
Bags come on a perforated roll of 50, 20 rolls to a carton.
RRP: $38.39 per carton (equates to $1.92/roll and less than half a cent per bag)
ELKA Dog Waste Bags are a useful addition to the household. They come in rolls of 225 and have handy ties to trap the odours and germs of whatever nasties you dispose of in there.
I would have loved these when I had a furball to walk. They are a great size to fit in most of the dispensers you see around the place but I would have just ripped off a couple and attached them to the lead. Instead, I am using them to dispose of nappies and for my little benchtop bathroom bin.
The Dog Waste Bags are strong, I tend to jam quite a bit in the tiny bathroom bin and haven’t had any tearing issues. The handles are quite a good length so I can get a couple of nappies in and then seal the bag quite well around them.
Long handles are also very handy if you are using them for their intended purpose because you won’t always have a bin handy so the long handles allow you to tie up the bag and then also tie it somewhere until you find a bin.
The bags are on a perforated roll with the two tie handles attached to the bottom of the bag before, they come apart with ease and are strong enough not to tear.
Made from EPI Degradable materials the bags are black and the size is 400mm x 200mm with a 100mm gusset.
There are 225 bags to a roll and 10 rolls in a carton.
RRP: $48.95 per carton (equates to $4.89 per roll and about 5 bags per 1cent)
It may seem like a little much to buy your rubbish bags by the carton but the savings are astronomical, and you can always choose to buy with family or friends and share.
Thanks to ELKA Imports 20 of our Beauty and Lace Club members will be trialing a roll of 36L Bin Liners and a roll of Dog Waste Bags and will tell us what they thought in the comments below.