Cleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 8th June 2023 Issue no. 1068
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New style logo to guarantee quality of plastic sacks
Buyers of plastic sacks need to look out for the new style logo that guarantees the quality of plastic refuse sacks. The Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association’s Refuse Sack Accreditation Scheme panel decided to simplify the weight 'dumbbell’ logo to just one weight category as opposed to a choice of four on the label.
The CHSA's new style 'dumbbell’ logo specifies the weight that the sack can carry and so the duty of the plastic refuse sack.
Only sacks that have passed the relevant Drop Test can be labelled with the CHSA Accreditation Scheme mark and the relevant 'dumbbell’ logo'.
In the Drop Test, the sack is filled to the specified weight and dropped from a specified height of 1.5m. It is then inspected for splits. A 90% pass rate is required for each batch of 10 refuse sacks tested.
The new logo specifies the weight of the sacks in the box, which in turn indicates the duty. Light duty sacks are marked as 5kg or 8kg. Medium duty are 10kg or 12kg and heavy duty are 15kg and 18kg. Extra heavy duty sacks are labelled 20kg.
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