A row over whose turn it was to change the bin-bag in their student days led James Gibson and Alex Osment to a radical concept in household cleaning, which is poised to go national.
The inventors are launching Bin Fix boxed rubbish bags at the Ideal Home Show next week, and have won a trial listing with a multiple from mid-November.
The triangular, splash-proof box has reinforced sides and top and a double-sided sticky sponge which secures the box to the bottom of the bin. The bag stays attached to the lemon-scented box and is released by a quick tug, and then replaced by simply pulling another bag up from the box.
It is the brainwave of Gibson, 23, a former Unilever employee and Osment, 25, a former IT buyer. “We were arguing about who was going to empty the bin and we got into this debate about how to make the whole process easier”, said Gibson. “Bin Fix decreases task time, spillage and is safer for toddlers.”