Biodegradable Plastic Bag|Consumer Evaluation

Biodegradable Plastic Bag|Consumer Evaluation


Wifefirst:Really fast at biodegrading.

Reviewed in the United States on April 7, 2017

They biodegrade in a few days if you have food in them. Just FYI. They are extremely biodegradable, which is great, but just know that if you put food into them you need to take the trash out within 24 hours or the heat from the decomposing food causes the bag to begin to decompose. This means your trash ends up all over your kitchen. Needs a biodegrade time of at least 7 days for my house……

NH Mom: I am about half way through the box and have not had a bag break.

Reviewed in the United States on December 16, 2017

I was nervous about purchasing these based on the fact that some reviews on compostable bags talk about the bags failing prior to hitting the curbside trash barrel. I bought these prepared to line my kitchen trash with grocery store paper bags, should these fail. So far I have not had to do that. I am about half way through the box and have not had a bag break. I will admit, I do tend to handle them with care and don’t toss them around as freely as I might have done with the old school plastic bags. I carefully lift them out of the kitchen barrel and then set them into the curbside barrel. I’m not sure if they would survive being tossed, but it’s a minor adjustment I’m willing to live with. Also, unlike my old plastic bags, these do not have a draw string so sometimes securing them shut can be a challenge. I just twist them and then set them into my curb side barrel. (Or you could use your bread tie wires to secure them shut.) Again, an easy adjustment I am certainly willing to live with. Very pleased with my purchase and will definitely re-order.

Biodegradable Plastic Bag|Consumer Evaluation

Weston Winn: Not durable at all, and NOT 13 Gallon.

Reviewed in the United States on October 23, 2018

If you have a 13 Gallon bin like I do, generally you order 13 gallon bags. My 13 gallon trash bags fit great, my 13 gallon recycle bags fit great, these would *maybe* fill an 11 gallon bin.

And durable? Laughable at best. As you can see in the picture, they weren’t even durable enough to withstand removing the sticker that THEY put on their own bags. One bag gone before I can even start using them.

I am a very easy to satisfy customer and leave tons of 5* reviews, not an Amazon troll, but when you buy something for exactly two purposes and they *completely* fail in both of them, it’s hard to recommend that item.

To the manufacturer: I’m not interested in any refund or replacement to update my review. If the description of the item changes to reflect that these will NOT fit a 13 gallon bin, and that they are not any more durable than any standard compost bag, I’ll update my review accordingly.

SP: This is a bad product

Reviewed in the United States on August 27, 2018

I thought I would be a responsible consumer buying this bag since it’s biodegradable. However, this product is so inadequate for many reasons:

  • 1. It’s too short. It really doesn’t fit my garbage can like the normal 13 gallon bags. As a result, it has trouble hugging the top of the garbage can and keeps falling off into the can.
  • 2. The bottom leaks. It doesn’t have a robust seam on the bottom and that causes leaks into the garbage can. Not sure why this isn’t flat-seamed on the bottom like normal bags.
  • 3. There’s no way of tying it . No belts or even ties to accomplish this basic task. Once it’s full, it’s up to you to make sure it’s not so full that you cannot make your own knot at the top.
  • 4. Rips way too easily. Now this may be a side effect of making it biodegradable that causes the strength of the bag to suffer. So I

understand this a little bit.Overall, a good concept but the execution and user experience for me was disappointing.93 people found this helpful.

Labonte:  Love these biodegradable plastic bag.

Reviewed in the United States on August 17, 2018

Love these bags. They hold up much better than I thought they would. They aren’t special force flexing bags but they hold up very well. They don’t have a drawstring closure so we use clothes pins to keep it up.

AL: Two things to know before you buy these!

Reviewed in the United States on March 27, 2017

Two problems with these bags. 1) they do degrade but if you let food sit in them for a couple of days they actually start to break down in your garbage can. Messy and not cool. 2) They do not fit well in the 13 gallon trash can, we’ve never had a 13 gallon bag that didn’t fit but these are too small and slip off the edges as soon as there’s any weight in them. Would not buy again, would not recommend.

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