Brawny does not live up to its name. This trash bag performed poorly for our family. Price was good and the reputation of the name attracted me to this product. The value is not the greatest. Once your bag is full, depending on the weight, if you start to pick up your bag by the handles, the seam starts to rip, making it difficult to remove. This is not a good product for heavy duty kitchen garbage. This is ok for simple trash such as paper plates and napkins and so on.