We got our new see-through bin bags last week. Marple is the first part of Stockport to get this new service. We're being encouraged to recycle, which I don't mind, but the reason given for the 60 see-through bags is so officials can see people who are disposing of "business waste". I wasn't aware this was such a huge problem to warrant such a dramatic change in policy and practice.
The real reason is almost certainly to start targeting people who don't recycle cans and bottles and paper with "advice" and then prosecution. I just wish they'd be honest enough to admit it.
The link to the Council explanation is here.