im not a greeny at all, i hate ecomentalists, and global warming, whilst a real thing is con for companies to make lots of money, but using a plastic bag as a bin liner is not recycling
taking them to the shops the next time you go shopping so you dont need to use new ones is recycling.
plasic bags are a menace and are bloody everywhere, if plastic bags are used as bin liners then id suggest they make up for more than 0.01% of the rubbish in landfills.
also its not just the disposal that is the problem its the energy and materials used to make them that is the bigger problem.
paper bags arent the solution either, they may be bio degradable
but that just means they spew all their CO2 into the environment in one go rather than over a long period of time like plastic bags.
god i sound like the ecomentalists i hate
im really not, i dont even recycle(the missus does that) i pay the council to take my rubbish away, what they do with it is up to them but ill be buggered if im washing my cans and bottles and putting them in various different boxes