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GLAD® gruesome Halloween challenge

GLAD® gruesome Halloween challenge

I was asked to put GLAD® compostable bags to the test and was sent all I needed to take the GLAD® gruesome Halloween challenge, including GLAD® compostable bags and a compostable bin.

I bought a pumpkin to carve for Halloween and for the purpose of this challenge.  After cutting the lid out for my jack-o-lantern I scooped up all the pumpkin guts and threw them into the compostable bin lined with a GLAD® compostable bag.  Then it was time to wait.

GLAD® gruesome Halloween challenge

I was given guidelines of what to look for after 3-4 days.

  • Is there condensation on the lid?
  • Has the bag leaked? Is there liquid at the bottom of the bin?
  • Were the odours contained?

So how did the Glad® OdourGuard® compostable bags hold up?

  • No Condensation?  Check 
  • No Leakage?  Check 
  • No Odours with the bin closed?  Check 

I was actually a little surprised by the lack of odour coming from the bin despite my pregnancy induced super sniffing powers.  This is because the Glad® OdourGuard® compostable bags neutralize all those unpleasant trash odours with Febreze™ Freshness which makes it ideal for indoor use.

I could tell right away that the bags were good quality and had the strength to hold up to even the type of mess that carving a pumpkin produces.  I love that the bags themselves are 100% Compostable, gone are the days of lining the compost bin with newspaper!

When it came time for garbage collection day, I was happy to find that these compostable bags were also GLAD® Easy-Tie® bags, so they have four flaps designed for easy closing.

And my Jack-O-Lantern?  How did that turn out?

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Pretty good for a newbie at pumpkin carving, don’t you think!


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Disclosure:  I was provided with the above mentioned products in order to facilitate this review.  All thoughts and opinions are honest and my own.


kathy downey

Wednesday 24th of September 2014

I love compostable bags no worries when you are cleaning fruit /veggies you can just put bag and all in your compost bin

Chandra Christine O'Connor

Saturday 2nd of November 2013

I didnt do any pumpkins we dont get any kiddies at our new place sighhhh.

Kat E.

Thursday 31st of October 2013

Love your pumpkin's mouth! I haven't tried Glad's OdourGuard compostable bags yet, but they sound great!

Laurie P

Thursday 31st of October 2013

Great job on the pumpkin!

Compostable bags just make sense :)

Darlene Schuller

Thursday 31st of October 2013

Awesome bags!! Love LOVE the pumkin carving!