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Reusable garbage bags are a (cool) new thing.
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What are TOMbag reusable garbage bags?
TOMbag is a reusable garbage bag upcycled from 100% recycled PET plastic bottles.
How do I clean the TOMbag reusable garbage bags?
There is a number of was you can clean your TOMbag reusable bin liner.
Is TOMbag reusable garbage bag leak proof?
Absolutley. TOMbag is 100% waterproof meaning it will never leak garbage waste all over your floors like single-use plastic garbage bags do.
Why do I need a reusable garbage bag?
Single-use plastic bags including plastic garbage bags are one of the major pollutants for the world contaminating our soil, water, air, and bodies. In Australia, we throw away over 5 billion plastic bags each year.
Are bioplastic bags (including biodegradable and compostable) good for the enviroment?
No. Bioplastic bags are often marketed to consumers as good for the enviroment (practive known as Greenwashing) as they are biodegradable or compostable. But this is not often the case.
How many TOMbag reusable garbage bags do I need?
This depends on how many people are in your home or office, how many kitchen tidy bins you use and your garbage management habits (if you compost food scraps, for example).
In most cases, buying 2-4 should be enough for most housholds. This will allow you to replace your reusable garbage bag every 2-7 days with a new one and at the same time allow you to wipe down or wash 2 reusable garbage bags together in the same cycle.
How often should I wash my TOMbag reusable garbage bag?
You can wash your TOMbag reusable bin liner every 2-7 days depending what waste you put inside it.
What size garbage bin is TOMbag reusable garbage bag designed for?
TOMbag is designed to fit the most commonly used garbage bin in the home: the kitchen tidy bin. The shape of the kitchen bin does not matter.
Can I gift a TOMbag reusable garbage bag?
Yes. When you checkout, in the comments section add the details of the person, address, phone number and if you'd like to add any special message. We'll contact you after your purchase to confirm the details before sending your gift to your lucky friend.
What material are TOMbag reusable garbage bags made from?
Each bag is made from 100% certified recycled plastic PET bottles (rPET).
What to do with a TOMbag reusable garbage bag once it reaches its end of life?
We strive towards zero waste and are currently investagating potential partners in Australia to recycle TOMbag reusable garbage bags once they are no longer usable. For our customers, we will have an incentive program where offering store credit for returned bags.
What is the size and capacity of TOMbag reusable garbage bags?
TOMbag comes in two different sizes - small and large.
How can I get free shipping?
We offer free shipping for all orders in Australia. We also offer free shipping on all international orders over A$200.
Won't my washing machine get stinky after washing a TOMbag reusable garbage bag in it?
Before you wash your TOMbag reusable garbage bag in the washing machine make sure that there is no garbage chunks left in it by properly tipping out the bag content into your main rubbish/recycling bin or hopper. You might want to wrap the wet garbage such as food scraps into an old newspaper which will protect the bag by absorbing any moisture. Many people are starting to use home composts for food scraps - even if you live in an apartment, you can share your compost with someone who needs it - you can download an app ShareWaste for that purpose.
Can I throw away loose unbagged garbage into my general waste bin for pickup?
How does the TOMbag 100-day risk free guarantee work?
If you buy your TOMbag reusable garbage bag and are not 100% satisfied within 100 days from your purchase date, simply send your product back to us and we will give you a 100% refund - no questions asked! Shop now.
What happens to my reusable garbage bag at its end of life?
What does it mean that TOMbag is a social enterprise?
A social enterprise or social business is defined as a business that has specific social objectives that serve its primary purpose. Social enterprises seek to maximize profits while maximizing benefits to society and the environment.
How long do TOMbag reusable garbage bags last?
Your new TOMbag reusable bin liner will last at least 12 months or longer provided you use the product as designed.