1)Choose bag size and bottom
seal of theliner based on type of trash can being used
¾ Some manufacturerswillstate liner sizes in
“gallons” in an attempt to offer smaller liners that
use less plastic.
¾ Most manufacturers use the item number to
indicate the liner size even though it is not the
actual size of the liner.
¾ Star sealed can liners are the
most expensive and highest quality since they conform better to larger,
round trash cans.
¾ Gusset sealed bags are the least expensive
and will tend to leak, unlike star seal or flat seal.
2) Choose plastic
(HD or LLD)
¾ High density liners are lower in cost than low density liners.
¾ Recycled plastic or repro liners yield a bag with a lower capacity for weight at a
lower cost.A thickerrepro liner is needed to lift the same amount of static weight as a virgin
3) Verifythe gauge or thickness
of the liner
¾ Some manufacturers avoid stating theactual
thickness of the liners, an attempt to sell less plastic for a higher price.
¾ There is no governing agency to ensure that
thicknesses listed on the carton is what is actually in the box. Weighing the case and comparing against other brands will help
identify any differences. Less weight equals
¾ Many manufacturers will test liner samples in
their lab to give you the actual mill/mic thickness of a
competitive product for comparison purposes.
howmanyliners are in the case and calculate the
cost per can liner pricing
¾ Fewer liners in a case gives theappearance of
a better value because of the lower price
¾ Calculatingthe cost per
can linerwill give you the true cost
the case! Thiswillhelp determine what’s reallyin