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What to use for binbags now supermarkets don't give them away?

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Benzalkonium Fri 16-Oct-15 23:39:46

Hi, I use a small bin that fits supermarket bag in the kitchen. I like Taking the rubbish out regularly so it never mounts up or gets smelly.

But now my source of free binbags has disappeared!

What should I do?

TigerFeat Fri 16-Oct-15 23:45:31

This has been a dilemma for me too. I have some binbag liners that I'm using at the moment (not sure where they came from, and they're the wrong size), but not sure what use when they run out.

Maybe Biodegradable bin-liners?

SanityClause Fri 16-Oct-15 23:48:30

The cheapest bin bags I could find cost 5p each.

So, I'll continue to use supermarket bags for rubbish bags, and return any extras to Ocado, who give a 5p refund for any returned (including from other shops).

I do also have foldable bags in my handbag to use, if I pop in for a few bits.

Basically, my shopping bag habits will remain the same as before, but I will have to pay maybe 30 or 40p a week.

Bunbaker Fri 16-Oct-15 23:52:28

Buy some bin liners. They cost less than 5p each.

Tarzanlovesgaby Fri 16-Oct-15 23:57:55

we tip the indoor bin into wheely bin.
messy stuff is wrapped into pages of 'free' newspapers that we receive each week.
for bigger clearout we use those charity bags that also land in the post every so often.

RapidlyOscillating Sat 17-Oct-15 00:03:43

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Benzalkonium Sat 17-Oct-15 07:58:41

Bun baker, what bin liners are the same size as supermarkets bags?
And biodegradable like most supermarkets bags these days?

Benzalkonium Sat 17-Oct-15 08:00:34

Not sure I like the idea of loose rubbish in the wheelie bin. We don't have compost here so would be messy.

Benzalkonium Sat 17-Oct-15 08:09:22

Hello tiger feat, interesting link. Looks like they are more expensiv than supermarkets bags,
Shame, isn't it.
10 litre is probably correct size though.

IvyWall Sat 17-Oct-15 08:20:17

Wilco's are cheaper

marriednotdead Sat 17-Oct-15 08:22:18

I'm currently using a similarly sized bin and had the same dilemma!

I've bought a roll of white plastic bags with handles for £1 from Superdrug. Can't remember how many are on there (at least 20) but they are marketed as also being usable as carrier bags. Not sure if they're biodegradable though.

ecuse Sat 17-Oct-15 08:39:53

We use the biodegradable kitchen caddy liners for our food waste and they're very thin. I don't think they're strong enough for a general kitchen bin.

I have the same problem - our under sink bin only takes carrier bags and now Sainsbury doesn't even sell them - only bag for life strong bags which are a different shape so don't fit. I suppose we will have to buy a new bin.

First world problems, hey?! I share your pain wink

ecuse Sat 17-Oct-15 08:41:50

Oooh, x-post with married. That might be our solution!

Bunbaker Sat 17-Oct-15 10:53:30

Biodegradable bin liners


and here

and here

NoahVale Sat 17-Oct-15 11:05:52

hmm, ethically, if you buy supermarket bags, ie, from asda, they cost 5 p and they donate the money to charity, And you still have your bin bags,
what is wrong with that?

Benzalkonium Sat 17-Oct-15 23:50:14

Bun baker,
They,are all more th a. 5p each. Thanks for trying tho.
Wish I'd mounted up a big collection now!

Benzalkonium Sat 17-Oct-15 23:53:03

Ah, just seen your link, ivywall. Gonna give them a try.

marriednotdead Sun 18-Oct-15 21:08:50

Saw these in Poundland today. Didn't check if they were biodegradable though.

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