Garbage bags made of HDPE, LDPE, and PLA: Which ones suit your business?

Garbage bags are essential in (business) life. HDPE (High-Density Polyethylene), LDPE (Low-Density Polyethylene), and PLA (Polylactic Acid) are three different types of plastic materials commonly used in the production of waste bags. They have various properties and applications, which can raise many questions. In this blog, we will provide you with all the information you need about these different materials and assist you in making the right choice.

Afvalzakken van HDPE, LDPE en PLA: Welke passen bij jouw bedrijf?

HDPE (High-Density Polyethylene)


  • High density.
  • Strong and tear-resistant.
  • Resistant to moisture and chemicals.
  • Suitable for packaging wet, hazardous, or chemical waste.
  • Suitable for collecting light to medium-weight waste.


HDPE waste bags are often used for collecting household waste, paper, or tissues. You commonly encounter these trash bags in offices, on cleaning carts, in restroom facilities, and public spaces.

LDPE (Low-Density Polyethylene)


  • Low density.
  • More flexible and thinner than HDPE.
  • Less tear-resistant than HDPE. Highly recyclable.
  • Suitable for collecting lighter household waste.


LDPE waste bags are used for collecting light household waste, such as paper, plastic packaging, or organic waste. These trash bags are often used in kitchens, school or sports canteens, and waste containers.

PLA (Polylactic Acid)


  • 100% biodegradable, making them suitable for the green container.
  • Made from renewable sources like cornstarch or sugarcane.
  • Compostable according to EN13432 under the right conditions.


PLA waste bags are ideal for collecting organic waste, such as food scraps, as they can be composted along with the waste. They can also be used for pedal bins and other waste receptacles in restrooms or bathrooms.

When choosing waste bags, it's important to consider the type of waste you want to collect. The applications of HDPE and LDPE trash bags can sometimes vary depending on the thickness of the material. Keep this in mind before placing an order!

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At TakeAware, we understand that finding the right products is important to you. Our range has been carefully curated, and we offer an extensive selection of waste bags made from various materials. Whether you need small or large waste bags, we always have the ideal option for you. Our waste bags range in size from 10 liters to 240 liters, are durable, and also cost-effective. We have recently added hygiene bags and sanitary napkin bags to our digital shelves. Don't wait any longer and take a look in the waste bags category!