Our family has been using these bags for years. Recently, there has been a change, probably to save some money and cut corners. Not only do the bags not tie correctly, the bag actually tears down the seam as we put it in the can. So it's basically useless. This is the second box in a row that has been like this. And yes, like other reviews, it seems to be connected to their change from red ties to black ones. All I know is, if GLAD can save money by cutting corners on their products and putting out a useless product, we can save money by cutting them out of our budget and buying a cheaper but better made product! We have, and I'm GLAD we did!