Having always chucked recycling in the green box all mixed up, our waste management officer informed us it needed to be sorted and separated in bags. So, a bag for cans, paper, bottles and plastic, then leave the cardboard loose, so 4 bags per week. 52 weeks a year. Google says there are 2.7 million households in the UK. Multiply all this together to give 5.6 billion bags used a year to sort recycling. At 5p a bag at least, this costs the nation 2.8 million pounds. I thought we were trying to reduce bag use. This seems madness. Am I missing something?