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Avoid the 5p carrier bag charge with Trolley bags – Giveaway

With the 5p carrier bag charge introduced this week, the search for the perfect reusuable bags is upon us and I have found just the thing to use in supermarkets.  From the company Packing Sorted comes these rather clever Trolley Bags!

WP_20151003_14_22_39_ProAs you can see they fit perfectly in your trolley, meaning no wasted space and just four bags to lift out into your car.  What’s more, they are all velcroed to each other at the top to stop them sliding apart until you need to remove them , but they also all roll up together for easy storage in your car boot between shopping trips.

WP_20151003_14_18_54_ProWP_20151003_14_20_49_ProThey are easy to carry into the supermarket as demonstrated by my 4yr old son on the left who loves to help out!

Then you simply hang them on the hook at the end of your trolley as above whilst you shop.  If you are scanning your own shopping you can of course put the items straight into the bags otherwise keep them rolled up until you go through the till.

The beauty of these bags are that there’s no messing around trying to open fiddly carrier bags, you simply place the bags at the end of the trolley and open them out to the end.  They have velcro at the top to keep them together, which you then simply undo to lift them into the car.

WP_20151003_15_06_18_ProThese really do make shopping so simple and are the perfect solution to avoid the carrier bag charge.  These are built to last, fill the whole trolley and can be used time and time again.  As you can see the ones above are designed for a shallow trolley but they do also make a set for a large trolley which you can see here.

For one of my readers, I am giving away a set of Trolley Bags.  All you have to do is fill out the Gleam form below.

trolley bags

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the shopping bags in order to write the review.

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  1. Tracey Peach says:

    We use what plastic bags we have left as bin liners 🙂

  2. Sonya Fossey says:

    Only use your car when you need to and always car share if possible

  3. Carolyn Montgomery says:

    I reuse carrier bags for bin liners

  4. Carolyn Montgomery says:

    I reuse carrier bags for bin liners (not sure if this poster first time sorry)

  5. laura banks says:

    we always use are carrier bags for the bin

  6. kim neville says:

    Recycle everything we can

  7. iain maciver says:


  8. ashleigh allan says:

    we always recycle!

  9. Paul Scotland says:

    Recycle – every little helps. Also turn things off standby

  10. i recycle and re-use carrier bags, well used to

  11. Emma Fox says:

    We always walk the school run – rain or shine!

  12. Yvonne Bradley says:


  13. Suzanne Drummond says:

    re use your carrier bags

  14. pete c says:

    use a waterbutt to water my plants save unnecessary tap water being wasted

  15. tania Watkins says:

    Start shopping at green grocers and butcher’s. Much less packaging and normally cheaper and better quality too.

  16. Samantha Mann says:

    We recycle as much as possible

  17. melanie stirling says:

    I recycle as much as possible,I never throw anything away that can be recycled or sent to charity.

  18. Laura Nice says:

    we always recycle Including all the bags!

  19. Jo m welsh says:

    We recycle what we can or re use

  20. Sandra Clarke says:

    I always recycle where I can, send to charity or do a car boot sale.

  21. Megan Kinsey says:

    Recycle everything we can! Also if we use a bucket of water for something like handwashing we use the water afterwards to flush the toilet

  22. Noreen Dane says:

    Review labels of household cleaners you use. Consider alternatives like baking soda, scouring pads, water, or a little more elbow grease.

  23. Paula Readings says:

    Make a compost heap from garden cuttings etc.

  24. aaron broad says:

    I try not to wrap stuff unnecessarily

  25. Laura Pritchard says:

    We don’t run the tap when we’re brushing our teeth.

  26. Chris Andrews says:

    as we live in Wales we have not used plastic carrier bags since October 2011, any carrier gags that have been bought the money has been donated to a local charity. For example in my local supermarket £7000 was donated to the local cancer hospital in the first 12 months of the charge being introduced

  27. Samantha Loughlin says:

    By keeping the carbon footprint low.

  28. Laura Todd says:

    Be regimental with recycling bins

  29. clair downham says:

    i recycle and turn off lights

  30. kim styles says:

    I dont use bags at all- I load the trolley with the shopping take it to the car and put it in plastic boxes in the boot- however these bags would save a lot of time!!

  31. Jade Hewlett says:

    We recycle

  32. ali thorpe says:

    Recycle as much rubbish as possible. It’s easy to do if you stay on top of it.

  33. Martina Pichova says:

    Recycle and take cotton bags shopping so we don’t have to buy plastic ones.

  34. Abigail Cullen says:

    I constantly recycle, as much as I can.

  35. always recycle. bring recyclable rubbish back home instead of throwing in the bin.
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  36. Heather Haigh says:

    I use as many natural / green products around the home as I can and recycle or upcycle as much as possible.

  37. Tracy Hanley says:

    Im recycle tin, glass , paper/card, plastic and always pass clothes and shoes on for somebody else to get use of

  38. Lynn Heath says:

    We turn off the taps inbetween brushing our teeth and really encourage the kids to recycle!

  39. Jo McPherson says:

    Recycle where you can, and don’t use un-necessary plastic bags etc

  40. Michelle Smith says:

    Avoid unnecessary packaging, especially if you can’t recycle.
    If you need to run the tap to get the water hot, catch the run off in bowl and collect to use for watering plants or flushing the toilet.

  41. Jayne T says:

    Walk or cycle instead of taking the car for short trips.

  42. We reuse and recycle as much as possible.
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  43. My Family Ties says:

    Use trolley bags! Also walk to the supermarket for smaller shopping items 🙂

  44. write a food menu and only shop for what you need , means throwing less food away

  45. Amandeep Sibia says:

    Recycle everything we can!

  46. Isabel O says:

    I am obsessive about turning off lights when they’re not being used. I think it gets on my family’s nerves!

  47. Victoria L says:

    Walk short distances or use public transport.

  48. Jacquie Godsell says:

    Recycle everything possible. I think the 5p charge on carrier bags will work wonders for the environment because people won’t be too quick to just throw them away and hopefully re-use

  49. kayleigh Bates says:

    We recycle

  50. We recycle everything we possibly can, and I use cloth nappies for the baby
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  51. Corinne Peat says:

    We recycle and have been reusing our shopping bags for over a year now.

  52. MANDY DOHERTY says:

    Recycling and walking whenever its possible

  53. Alison says:

    I recycle almost everything

  54. sharon martin says:

    Recycle & Re-use everything you possibily can. even an empty yogurt pot can be used for seeding veg for the garden.

  55. Leona S Fisher says:

    I re-use old shopping bags and walk rather than drive.

  56. Gillian McClelland says:

    I always forget my bags, this is a great idea

  57. We recycle / donate what we can, and we don’t drive x
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  58. We reuse bags to save buying more. We also recycle. 🙂
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  59. Gemma Holloran says:

    We recycle as much as we can, re use plastic carrier bags and also plastic bottles and sometimes even toilet/kitchen roll tubes for craft purposes

  60. katherine s says:

    We recycle everything we can and only use the car when necessary.

  61. Tracy Gladman says:

    I recycle, use public transport or walk.

  62. daddiebear says:

    Dig for Victory
    Get an allotment to grow your own or use a widow box to grow your own herbs.
    Easy cheap way to grow herbs, supermarkets cram several live herbs in pots which you can separate into more pots and in a couple of weeks you will have three or more plants for the price of one AND they will grow bigger and last longer.
    Food straight from the ground tastes sooo much better —- and it doesn’t come in plastic to rot away (Veg which is washed as in supermarkets rots in a few days — my carrots and spuds last for ages 🙂

  63. Monica Gilbert says:

    I try to buy used clothing and toys for my daughter. It saves money and reduces waste.

  64. Charlotte Moore says:


  65. Miss Tracy Hanson says:

    I did have a habit of abusing carrier bags when I got them. Used to throw everything in them and then wonder why they split. But now I’ve got a lot of “Bags for Life” instead, which last a lot longer. We also take “unwanted stuff” to the charity shops (including magazines etc) and I like to look round them for “bargains” instead of spending a fortune. Christmas cards fronts can be reused as postcards (for competitions) or you can cut them up and use them for tags for next year, the same with birthday cards. 🙂 Christmas cards are great in the sales, you can use the envelopes for letters too, so actually get 2 uses out of one card. 🙂

  66. kim porter says:


  67. Jo Bryan says:

    Use tin cans for annuals in summer let the children paint them and they also cheer up the garden.

  68. Susan campbell says:

    I recycle everything I can. I reuse my carrier bags as bin bags

  69. Robyn Logan Clarke says:

    We use real nappies and wipes. Recycle as much as possible.

  70. una cooper says:

    Excellent idea

  71. Nikki oakley says:

    We help the enviorment by growing as much food ourselves as we can, all waste food goes to chicken and we cycle when we can

  72. Nicola Lawrence says:

    Collect rainwater in waterbutS to save using hosepipe in the garden.
    Also recycles as much as you can.

  73. Ruth Harwood says:

    We recycle, we control our energy use, we use a hybrid car xx

  74. Sam Goodwin says:

    We reuse any carrier bags until they are broken, and when they break we take them to the supermarket for recycling!

  75. gemma brown says:

    walk as much as possible, it will be good for your health too

  76. I compost and recycle as much as possible

  77. Laura Anne Farnworth says:

    Fill your mug with water then pour that into the kettle – boiling only as much water as you need.

  78. Natalie Crossan says:

    Walk more 🙂

  79. Liam Bishop says:

    If the journey is walkable in less than an hour, walk it!

  80. Sheila Reeves says:

    By using bicarb and vinegar for cleaning it helps the environment by not overloading with chemicals, also airdry washing as much as possible, saves on energy and money

  81. kimberley ryan says:

    we recycle everything we can.
    we have replaced all the light bulbs with energy saving bulbs.
    we try not to waste water, we have more showers than baths
    we try not to buy products with excessive packaging
    and we don’t use the car if we can walk

  82. Jennifer Toal says:

    I recycle my clothes

  83. Ema J Lowe says:

    recycle everything you can

  84. claire woods says:

    recycle glass and newspaper/paper

  85. Kay panayi says:

    I recycling everything

  86. A.E. ADKINS says:

    Re-use, recycle, compost or save!

  87. Jennifer Carroll says:

    Recycle, car share, reuse bags and look after my garden wildlife whilst also promoting it to my neighbours

  88. rebecca nisbet says:

    i compost all the veg, fruit and tea bags and make sure i recycle as much as i can.

  89. Recycle as much as possible! (clothes, plastic, glass etc) Plus you should walk more often rather than taking any other transportation that contributes to pollution!

  90. Christine Caple says:

    Recycle everything possible

  91. We recycle weekly as part of our normal council’s rubbish collection, but I also reuse my plastic bags in our bins (have done all my life) and donate clothes I no longer need or want.

  92. Lorraine S says:

    Use washable wipes

  93. Susan B says:

    Buy a collapsible bucket to keep in the bathroom and collect the cold water that runs from the hot tap before it gets hot. Use that water to rinse out the basin or shower after use.
    Once you’ve had your bath, you can also use it to collect the cold bath water to water plants, wash paving slabs, the doorstep and window frames.

  94. Laura Walker says:

    We have moved near to the train station so I can sell the car and get the train to work

  95. Sarah Mullen says:

    My hubby is obsessed with recycling.. So I do my bit by washing gunky tins and yoghurt pots!!!


    We always walk to school and the village shops, we always re-use our carrier bags & we also use our left over washing up water to water the plants…….plus many more

  97. Sarah Bacchus says:

    I always use eco-friendly household products around the house, better for us and the environment x

  98. Katie skeoch says:

    I always use my food & recycling bins. Help the landfill disgrace & make sure everything that is recyclable gets to the right place!

  99. Lauren Old says:

    We recycle as much as possible

  100. Alix Smith says:

    I walk everywhere as much as possible & only use the car when I really need to.

  101. Hannah Igoe says:

    We try and re-use. save and recycle as much packaging as possible and we love making fun things from them!

  102. kallie says:

    We recycle everything in our house and we often use recyclable items for crafting as well so we get fun craft afternoons from them too.

  103. Steve Williams says:

    If you have less than two miles to travel then walk. If it’s not raining or snowing and you can get where you are giong by walking in under an hour, then walk.

  104. Rosalind Sargent says:

    I always Recycle everything that can be recycled

  105. Debra E says:

    Re-use carrier bags and have a compost bin.

  106. DOLLY A says:

    We Recycle what we can to help out

  107. Hilda Hazel Wright says:

    I re-use plastic pots from soup and hummus. The soup pots are excellent for making homemade soup, chilli or pasta sauces to fill the freezer. The hummus pots are perfect for salad portions and picnics!

  108. Emma Gibson says:


  109. caroline walliss says:

    Stop driving your car and walk/cycle more.x

  110. dawn f says:

    make sure we always recycle everything we can and waste as little as we can

  111. Lea Mavin says:

    If your an organised type of person (unlike me!) shop online to reduce the amount of cars on the road and the amount of food wastage from impulsive in-store buys.

  112. Geoffrey Fortt says:

    We always take our reusable bags shopping (until our son borrowed them yesterday and I don’t expect to get them back) and always recycle our waste.

  113. Stephanie Whitehouse says:

    I’m working on zero food waste

  114. Laura Jeffs says:

    we do a lot of recycling

  115. Sandy Williams says:

    Recycle everything that is recyclable, walk / cycle where possible instead of using the car. Wash on lower temperature. Use fabric bags not carriers for shopping.

  116. PAULINE HILL says:

    Recycle EVERTHING

  117. Samantha Wheeler says:

    Recycle! As much as possible!

  118. Bob Clark says:

    We are committed not only to recycling but not replacing items for the newest model

  119. Michaela Jennings says:

    Recycle anything you can

  120. Reduce your waste

  121. Rhia P says:

    Recycling is great- but it’s even better to reuse, where possible!

  122. andy burns says:

    we have a water butt in the garden which we use to water the plants and grass. we also have a compost dalek which we put all our vegetable cuttings in. we use this as food for the plants. we also do the usually recycling bins each week

  123. Angie Hoggett says:

    recycle everything that we can!

  124. We Recycle 😀 x

  125. Julie kenny says:

    We walk as much as we can , and I`m on a mission to keep the lights to a minimum over winter x

  126. Shivon Davis says:

    Recycle as much as you can 🙂

  127. Helen Adams says:

    Recycle and energy saving bulbs

  128. Barbara madden says:

    I use my bread wrappers for my food waste that can not go in the compost bin and also for storing onions in the fridge that smell

  129. Rich Tyler says:

    Hardly any food waste

  130. Sarah N says:

    I’ve been saving my bags for months so have a huge stash.

  131. Mandy moore says:

    Recycle bsgs

  132. Katie Walker says:

    Recycle as much as you can. try and save any leftovers for lunch the next day or if there is enough for a tea the next night

  133. Katie Walker says:

    Recycle as much as you can. try and save any leftovers for lunch the next day or if there is enough for a tea the next night

  134. sarah birkett says:

    show and teach children from as early as possible and it will become second nature, and automatic. Recycling should be as natural as tidying up

  135. Clare H says:

    reusable nappies and wipes

  136. curtis cleary says:

    Recycle paper and wood to save on trees

  137. Carole says:

    Stop throwing away good food

  138. Lorraine Tinsley says:

    I have been walking my daughter to and from school instead of driving. My husband is lazy and drives wherever it is his turn, but if we are both off I make him walk

  139. leigh boyle says:

    we use cloth nappies =) and not using the car for little 2 minute trips any more! xx

  140. fozia Akhtar says:


  141. Lucy Robinson says:

    I am teaching the kiddies to recycle. Especially food waste and plastic/paper.

  142. James Hazell says:

    Recycle what we can

  143. Lyndsey Beckford says:

    I recycle as much as possible, always turn all electrical items off and never run the tap uneccesarily

  144. Gemma Massey says:

    I always recycle x

  145. EJ Dunn says:

    I reuse envelopes to make lists and to make notes. Ensures my pads of paper last longer!

  146. janine atkin says:

    recycle where ever i can

  147. Diana says:

    Recycling everything what’s recyclable 🙂

  148. Lizzy Cooper says:

    Eat healthier because It comes with less packaging and waste!

  149. Brenda Wilkes says:

    I look to reuse clothes or household items before throwing them away.

  150. liz m says:

    I save buttons from any clothes that are being binned (not good enough for the charity shop) and I use these to make necklace gifts.

  151. Louise Comb says:

    I think it’s about one’s attitude, more than one or two specific methods. I care about my carbon footprint, and this effects most things I buy, do and discard, from not overfilling the kettle, to sending as little as possible to landfill.

  152. Kathrine B says:

    I turn off the tap while brushing my teeth to save water 🙂

  153. Sarah Archibald says:

    I walk as often as possible and leave the car at home.

  154. Sara Wilson says:

    we use bio degradable bags to put our leftover food, peelings etc into so they can go into the compost bin

  155. Kat Allinson says:

    We use old carrier bags as bin liners, walk everywhere locally rather than driving and we make sure we don’t waste water by turning taps off whilst brushing teeth, and using rain water to water plants

  156. Patricia Avery says:

    We recycle almost everything and have less than a small carrier bag of rubbish per month in our domestic bin 🙂

  157. Ellen Stafford says:

    Recycle as much as possible

  158. sharon brison says:

    We try to recycle where we can and involve the kids with this

  159. S Mayat says:


  160. sandra bald says:

    My husband cycles to and from work every day whatever the weather

  161. Julsno says:

    Always reuse plastic bags as rubbish bin liners

  162. antonia richardson says:

    Get a clothesline or rack to dry your clothes by the air.

  163. Andrew Hindley says:

    I always recycle as much as I can

  164. Becca Staples says:

    We have a compost heap for the allotment x

  165. Jenny Jones says:

    We recycle all our packaging where we can and the free newspapers that are delivered I use as cage liners for my birds in the cage

  166. Keshia Esgate says:

    I always recycle all my plastic, cardboard and tins!

  167. Nat Ralph says:

    I help the environment in LOTS of ways –

    1 – Recycling or reusing just about everything I can
    2 – Using public transport or walking everywhere
    3 – We never use any chemicals in our garden, everything is done naturally.
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  168. Jessica Hutton says:

    Might not be loads but we recycle everything. We also don’t use our dishwasher or the dryer. Xx


    recycle or reuse everything we can, use public transport or walk everywhere and collect rain water to water the garden.

  170. Cathy Prescott says:

    always recycle

  171. Barbara Handley says:

    I recycle as much as possible and take my own bags to the shops.

  172. Rachael Marsden says:

    Try and buy things that are fresh and not ready made to reduce on energy, waste and packaging

  173. Val Pownall says:

    We recycle as much as possible and our little ones are already very good at putting the right things in the right bins. Little ones leading the way for the future.

  174. Lisa Wilkinson says:

    We do like to be environmentally friendly as much as we can. We recycle, try to turn off electrical items when not in use and walk or use public transport when we can.

  175. Jill fairbank says:

    We used to use sawdust for our chickens but now we pay a bit more and use biodegradable hay

  176. Jayne K says:

    Recycle what I can

  177. Kerry W says:

    I don’t leave appliances on standby. Everything gets turned off at the plug socket. Saves energy and stops the risk of fire!

  178. Emily Jayne Phipps says:

    Turn off lights, no stand by, use all food, and utilize your freezer!

  179. Sarah Robinson says:

    recycle, buy local foods, walk when possible!

  180. Helen Swales says:

    As the festive season is fast approaching, rather than buying wrapping paper, use/reuse other methods of wrapping – old maps, newspapers and reuse gift bags. I do all of the above and my parcels look good. Anyhow, who is interested in the packaging, they should be more interested in the gift they receive.

  181. Jennifer Turnbull says:

    I re-use glass jars such as jam jars etc. they can be used for all sorts o storage and can look really pretty.

  182. champaklal lad says:


  183. Sarah Revill says:

    We reuse everything we possibly can for crafts, old milk cartons are currently ghost, coffee jars we have painted to store little trinkets I even have some cardboard toilet roll christmas angels that my eldest son made 13 years ago, its amazing what we can reuse and treasure in years to come

  184. K. Alman says:

    recycle, turn off things at socket when possible, limit food wastage

  185. Caroline H says:

    I go by bike rather than car whenever I can – and sometimes get where I’m going quicker than I could in the car!

  186. Tamara Payne says:

    We use a compost bin and walk or cycle as much as possible.

  187. Clare Hubbard says:

    We use canvas bags when out and about and share baths to use less water 🙂

  188. Donna W says:

    I don’t eat meat. We recycle everything we can and compost most leftovers if I can’t use them up in another meal. I try to dry my washing on airers or outside and I use an ecoegg in my washing machine.
    I don’t personally drive (although my husband does) so I walk a lot or use public transport. I’m just starting to try home made cleaning products which are more natural and less damaging to the environment.
    And I grow lots of my own vegetables and fruit.

  189. Katie-Louise Chamberlain says:

    I reuse them as poo bags

  190. Sarah Phillips says:

    We walk everywhere that our little legs will take us! We have not used plastic bags for a while now, instead opting for a massive rucsack!

  191. Sarah Lewis says:

    I’ve always got a bag full of bags so as not to buy any extra shopping bags when shopping!

  192. tracey baker says:

    I always recycle where possible, take my own bags to the supermarket, try and not use my dryer and only do washing every other day x

  193. jamie millard says:

    buy big potatoes. don’t peel them – thickly slice peel off. Then make what you were going to make – and tomorrow, potato skins! No waste.

  194. Donna Gilligan says:

    We recycle as much as we can, walk wherever possible, and re use the plastic bags we get as poo bags for both our dogs and the lazy ^$*£ who don’t pick up after theirs.

  195. claire fawkner says:

    Recycle and re-use as much as we can!

  196. Victoria Davison says:

    Have a “No Electricity” day once a week.
    Eat salad or ready prepared food, drink water rather than tea, read a book rather than watch telly, cycle to work.
    Only use lights at night time 🙂

    One day a week clean, (almost) electricity free living can save so much money and also save the environment!! And it is fun, you can come up with all sorts of idea’s for no-cook dinners, and no-power activities!!

  197. Danielle Graves says:

    All our packaging from the small amount of processed stuff we have like cartons and boxes is sent to my sons nursery so they can use them for crafts.

    When my son grows out of his clothes they are given to our local childrens centre to pass on to other families.

    We use our own bags at the supermarket and what we don’t use are used as small bin bags.

  198. champaklal lad says:

    Use carrier bags for the bin – still can get FREE carrier bags when shopping at shops with less than 250 full-time equivalent employees

  199. Vicky Robinson says:

    I compost all my vegetable peelings and cores and we recyclethe water from the dehumidifier to flush toilets and water the plants.

  200. Hayley Todd says:

    We recycle everything possible, including clothes which we take to charity shops. We put all our vegetable and fruit peelings, cores and leftovers into our compost pile. We have a water butt that collects the rainfall, and we use this to water our plants and clean the car. We turn off lights and switch off and unplug appliances from all rooms once we’ve finished in them.

  201. Scott nolan says:

    reuse carrier bags for bin liners

  202. Rebecca Lis says:

    We recycle as much as we can and also give away unwanted items rather than throw them away

  203. Jodie W says:

    recycle as much as possible, shop locally to avoid my own petrol use,

  204. Victoria Prince says:

    I help the environment by trying to pick up at least one piece of litter every time I go out!

  205. Steve Miles says:

    Recycle as much as you can

  206. leanne weir says:

    we always recycle and compost !

  207. nicola james says:

    i compost and i also find new homes for my little girls clothes which are too small,toys which she is too big for,either to friends or charity

  208. claire davey says:

    i recycle and upcycle as much as i can

  209. Tamsin Dean says:

    we recycle everything we possible can

  210. Holly Boyd says:

    We keep bees, “Save the bees, save the world”

  211. Monika S says:

    recycle a lot , and get creative with all the waste that can be used in crafts

  212. Natalie Richardson says:

    I always recycle and love upcycling stuff ☺️

  213. Diane Jackson says:

    I recycle all the stuff I can in my area. I’m encouraging the kids to not waste food – no dessert unless they have a clean plate, and if they ask for it, then they eat it

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