Whether it is in the office, bathroom, kitchen, classroom, or elsewhere, selecting the right can liner for your trash receptacles will cut your costs and save resources.Often little thought is given to the best trash can liner size, material, or seal. But, failure to have the right can liner will result in wasted money, torn bags, and spills.The wide variety of can liner types and sizes can make finding the right one challenging. Below we will walk you through the best way to select your can liner.
1/ Material type
There are two types of plastic materials used for can liners, linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) and high density polyethylene (HDPE). Each liner is beneficial for use in different waste applications.Linear low density bags are best used for sharp or rough objects. They are very strong and will stretch making them more resistant to tearing.They are ideal for kitchen trash, construction debris, or yard waste. Linear low density liners should be used to collect waste such as:
- Plastic Utensils
High density can liners are best suited to hold waste without sharp edges. They are ideal for bathroom or office waste. High density bags are an excellent choice for:
- Shredded paper
- Clothing or Towels
- Paper Cups, Plates, Bowls
2/How to right size a can liner
To select the right size trash can liner, you need to select the appropriate size bag based on the length, width, and height of your container.“Right-sizing” a trash bag means choosing a bag that is not too big or too small for your trash receptacle. If you’re using a bag that has more material than you need, you’re wasting money.