Recycling bins and bags are very important these days as recycling in the UK is now pretty much mandatory, which is fine because it's better for the environment and it generally makes sense to re-use where possible. This does however mean that now UK households will have to get to grips with some kind of household recycling system.
Biodegradable bin bags, multiple waste bins and a kitchen compost caddy are the norm these days as we try and recycle as much of our waste as possible. A kitchen compost caddy is a small scale bin designed for cupboards or work surfaces and intended for the sole disposal of food waste. They also tend to feature a carbon filter to take the pong out of the air and keep your kitchen smelling fresh.