On the market there are many different types and sizes of garbage bags for sale. Too often a wrong quality garbage bag is chosen. We have investigated for you what should be taken into account when purchasing the right quality garbage bag.
When purchasing your garbage bags, you should consider the application for use, the thickness and the dimensions of the garbage bag. This article will help you take a step towards the right choice of your garbage bag
A number of factors play a role in the strength of a garbage bag, namely the thickness and materials. Thickness of the garbage bags is indicated in micrometer (mic). A micrometer is one thousandth of a mm. In addition, a distinction is made in the types of production process between LDPE, HDPE and MDPE.
LDPE is the abbreviation for Low Density Polyethylene. LDPE is a garbage bag that is made at high pressure (about 2000 bar). LDPE garbage bags are characterized as thick, stretchy, soft and sturdy. These garbage bags are ideal for medium (kitchen waste) and heavy waste (cardboard, wood, metal, organic waste). LDPE garbage bags are widely used in the kitchen, school/sports canteens and waste containers (waste container bags).
HDPE is the abbreviation for high density polyethylene. HDPE is a garbage bag that is made at low pressure using a catalyst. The HDPE garbage bags are characterized as thin, soft and tear easily with products with sharp edges. These garbage bags are ideal for light waste (paper, tissues). HDPE garbage bags are widely used in the office, on the work truck, toilet groups and public areas.
MDPE is the abbreviation for medium density polyethylene. MDPE garbage bags are characterized as a garbage bag with a higher resistance to cracks and it has a lower density than an HDPE garbage bag.
A common mistake is that people take a garbage bag based on the capacity of the waste bin.
In a number of simple steps, you can determine what size garbage bags are needed for your trash can. First of all, you need to determine the width of the waste bin.
For rectangular bins, do this as follows:
To determine the width for a rectangular bin, you need to know the circumference of the top of the bin. You can calculate the circumference by adding all sides together. You need to divide this by two. The outcome is the width of your waste bag.
For round bins, do this as follows:
To be able to determine the width for a round bin, you need to know the diameter of the bin. Multiply the diameter by pi (3.14). You need to divide this by two. The outcome is the width of your garbage bag.
The second step is to determine the height of the waste bag. The height of the waste bag is the height of the garbage can + 28 cm overlap.
The above information will help you know the correct way to choose a suitable garbage bags.