HoldOn Bags Review: Sustainable Trash Bags & Storage Bags

Hi friends, long time no see!  I’m back with another blog because I want to tell you about a brand new product that will help you reduce your single-use plastic footprint without sacrificing convenience. I’m talking about HoldOn – a green alternative to traditional trash and storage bags that are heavy duty, non-toxic, plant-based, BPI-certified, and home compostable.

Did you know that 100 billion plastic bags are used and disposed of every year in America alone? That’s a garbage truck full every 60 seconds. And it takes up to 1,000 years for those bags to break down. If that trend continues there will be more plastic in the sea than fish.

We’re all aware of how bad single-use plastic is for the environment, so when I got the chance to try HoldOn, I was excited because I’m always looking for ways to be a little more environmentally friendly in my day-to-day life.

In the last few years, I’ve been able to significantly reduce the amount of ziploc bags I buy by using glass storage containers and reusable storage bags that I found on Amazon, but I haven’t had much luck finding a sustainable trash bag that is also durable. For some reason, my trash always ends up being very heavy and dealing with bags that are breaking on the way to the outdoor trash can was not something I was willing to put up with.

I tested HoldOn over the course of a few weeks and I’m happy to report that their trash bags survived the trip from my kitchen to the outside bin every single time. To be honest, when I lined my trash can with the HoldOn bag for the first time, I was a bit nervous because the material felt fairly thin. That first time, I ended up with a small hole in the middle of the bag (see my reel below), but, overall, the bag help up nicely, and that was also the first and last time I had to deal with holes in the bag.

The HoldOn trash bags come in two sizes (13 gallon and 4 gallon), so you can use them in your big kitchen trash can, as well as any small receptacle like in a bathroom or an office.       

So, after trying HoldOn I was totally willing to switch, but I was a bit nervous about the price – in my experience, these fancy, green alternatives usually cost an arm and a leg. But, I was pleasantly surprised by their prices (yes, they’re a bit more expensive than my usual choice, but I’m willing to spend a bit more to cut down on my plastic waste).

Here is a little comparison with my go-to trash bag:

Simplehuman (size J, 13 gallon) on Amazon: $23.99 for 60 bags ($0.40 per bag)

HoldOn (13 gallon): $25.75 for 40 bags ($0.64 per bag)

And if you want to save some money, consider getting one of their value sets:

If I successfully convinced you to try HoldOn, you can also use code AVOCADO for a free pack of sandwich bags with the purchase of their Household Staples Set (that’s a $15 savings). 

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