CLEANIT Trash Bags


Category Information Professional Products - Trash Bags

Store brands are often called generic brands. Sometimes there is a perception that a generic brand item means a lower quality product, yet this is a giant misconception that can wind up costing you in the end.

“Time” magazine published an article in November of 2012 stating that increasingly more stores are appealing to a wider consumer base offering their own brand of products in place of the pricier national brand names. Consumers these days are more willing than ever to purchase a store brand over a national brands since research has proven that more often than not there are no discernible differences in the products other than the price tag. Many times the national brands are manufacturing the store brand products, so consumers are actually receiving the same exact products at a less expensive cost simply because of the label name attached to the items. has been fortunate enough to be able to offer to our customers our very own brand of top quality trash bags at the everyday-low, wholesale prices that our faithful customers are accustomed to. This is big! This is great news for our customers - both loyal and new!

When were trash bags invented?

Trash bags were invented in 1950 by Canadian inventors Harry Wasylyk, Larry Hansen and Frank Plomp. Wasylyk created the disposable green garbage bag in his kitchen, which was made out of stretchy, waterproof polyethylene. Garbage bags were first intended for commercial use rather than home use. The bags were first sold to the Winnipeg General Hospital. However, Hansen worked for the Union Carbide Company in Lindsay, which bought the invention from Wasylyk and Hansen. Union Carbide manufactured the first green garbage bags, marketed under the name Glad garbage bags for home use in the late 1960s, according to Wikipedia.

What are trash bags made of?

Polyethylene trash bags are petroleum-based products. This polyethylene plastic material is preferred because of its strength and tear resistance. The most common form of polyethylene trash bags are made from low density polyethylene. Some trash bags are made from high density polyethylene for other applications. explains, polyethylene was invented in 1942 in the form of small beads. The process of extrusion then transformed these plastic beads into plastic bags. Trash bags are made from low-density polyethylene (LDPE), which is purported to be flexible, soft, airtight and waterproof. At times, to provide strength to the bags, high-density polyethylene (HDPE) is also used.

How are trash bags manufactured? says, there are six steps to manufacturing polyethylene beads into plastic trash bags:

1. Polyethylene beads are heated to 200 degrees Celsius or about 392 Fahrenheit
2. High pressure is applied to the molten polyethylene beads to make the plastic flexible
3. Color is added to make the plastic attractive
4. Colored plastic is converted into a large roll of bags 
5. The last step involves cooling down the bags to be cut and collapsed into various shapes 
6. Finally a seal is put on them

Can I use a trash bag to brine a turkey?

The answer is a big fat no. Although it may seem like a convenient option to use a fresh, new, clean trash bag for brining such a large bird, but it is not safe. Trash bags are not sterile. The plastic and dyes that are used to manufacture trash bags are not food safe and the chemicals may leach into the food. It is never a good idea to use a non-food grade plastic or material to hold, store or house foods. If you would like to brine a turkey is a plastic bag, be sure to use a food-safe bag that will be found with food containers and food wraps, not with the garbage bags. 

Is there a time-saving hack for replenishing the can liner in my trash can?

Why yes, yes there is. Huffington Post posted an article from contributor PureWow with this fun little nugget of time-saving information in three easy steps:

1. Take out a trash bag and open it up but don't put it in your trash can
2. Take a second trash bag, put it inside the first trash bag and open it up--so they're nestled inside each other. Continue to do this until ten bags are in there
3. Carefully place the entire trash bag amalgam inside your trash can, and fold the top over the can's lip

The next time you fill a bag, simply lift it up out of the can and just like that another one is right there waiting for you.

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