Use Recycled Trash Bags
If you need to purchase trash liner bags, look for a brand with 100 percent postconsumer recycled content. Producing trash bags from recycled plastic requires less energy than manufacturing those same bags from virgin plastic.
If just one in ten U.S. households began purchasing trash bags made from 100 percent recycled materials, the annual energy savings could meet the heating needs of four thousand households in Fargo, North Dakota, for the entire year.
From the green book by Elizabeth Rogers and Thomas M. Kostigen