Money-Saving, Insider Knowledge About the Trash Bag Market

Money-Saving, Insider Knowledge About the Trash Bag Market

By Michael Kralstein | Compostable Bags

Jun 28

While purchasing trash bags may seem mundane and inconsequential to the operation of your business, certain knowledge about the trash bag market can save you money and make a big impact on your bottom line. Continue reading for important, money-saving insider knowledge about the trash bag market.

The Bigger Bag Isn’t Always Better! 

When it comes to choosing the best solution, every vendor in the trash bag market knows bigger isn’t always better. In fact, if your vendor is selling you trash bags and can liners that are too big, you’re literally throwing your hard-earned profits into the trash. Even so, many facilities choose can liners that are too big and require constant knotting and banding to keep the trash bag in place. 

How do you know if your can liner is too big? One way is by taking a walk through your facility and looking for “Ugly Bag Hangover” (UBO). While UBO may not seem to have a big impact on your bottom line, it does! According to research, most facilities are currently using a sobering 30% more can liner than they actually need. To put this into perspective, if you’re spending anywhere from $5K up to $100K, you could be wasting up to $30,000 a year. 

It’s no secret in the trash bag market some nefarious providers lead their customers to bags that are too big to simply make an extra buck. However, at AAA Polymer we believe in right-sizing can liners to reduce costs while increasing your overall satisfaction. We’ll show you how to stop wasting money on the wrong trash bag

The Right Type of Trash Bag Is Critical

Whether you operate a warehouse, restaurant, or office building; everyone has different trash bag needs. In fact, depending on the size of your facility, you may have a need for more than one type of trash bag. At AAA Polymer, we regularly help our customers choose the best type of commercial can liner based on the location of the trash bag and its application. 

Choosing the wrong type of can liner can result in the creation of unnecessary hazards, spills, and financial waste. As a result, it’s viral to know how to choose the right can liner, and the experts at AAA Polymer can help. We’ll ask you the right questions to dig deeper into your needs and guide you to the best solution. 

For example, if you need bags that are puncture and tear resistant for housing trash with jagged and sharp edges, we would most likely suggest linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) bags. However, if you need bags for lighter use, such as restroom trash cans or office desk trash cans; high-density polyethylene (HDPE) bags will do the trick. 

The lighter construction of HDPE bags often means they have lower costs associated with storage, freight, and warehousing costs. In short, if you don’t need a heavier, more durable bag, don’t pay for it. And at AAA Polymer, we’ll get to know your needs and guide you to the most effective and efficient solution.

Not All “Heavy-Duty” Bags Are Created Equally

While you may be able to go to a “big box” store and find so-called “contractor trash bags,” not all heavy-duty contractor-grade trash bags are created equally. In fact, most of the industrial strength trash bags you’ll find in big box stores will have a gauge or thickness spanning from 2.0 Mil to 2.7 Mil. These bags offer some resistance to sharp corners, rough food waste and broken glass. 

However, the best contractor trash bags from AAA Polymer that are used by construction and landscaping companies will be thicker and have gauges ranging from 3.0 up to 6.0 Mil — offering unparalleled puncture and tear resistance. These bags are designed to hold up more thoroughly to the rigorous use it will endure in a day’s work. Simply put, our contractor-grade trash bags are engineered to work as hard as you do. 

Contact the Best Vendor in the Trash Bag Market 

At AAA Polymer, we offer decades of experience helping businesses across all industries save money by providing the best trash bags, can liner, and stretch film. Instead of simply suggesting some universal solution that doesn’t work, we’ll get to know your business and use insider trash bag market knowledge to create efficiencies. 

Contact AAA Polymer today.

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About the Author

Michael Kralstein started working in sales full time for AAA Polymer in February 2000. In 2006, he became the Sales Manager of our can liner division. He currently manages all aspects related to can liners.

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