As I was taking out the trash tonight, I realized that I use new trash bags. According to Pristine Planet, if every household in the US alone replaced just one package of 20 count drawstring tall kitchen bags made from virgin plastic with recycled ones, we could save over 45,100 barrels of oil – enough to heat and cool 2,500 US homes for a year. Real Simple magazine reviewed the best recycled trash bags and said Seventh Generation bags stood up well to abuse. Amazon carries them. Home Depot has recycled lawn and garden bags. Or better yet, use paper because it is biodegradable.