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Cardiff Council is being criticised for an idea to replace black refuse bags for clear ones in an attempt to expose 'missed opportunities' for recycling.
The council says it must look into all opportunities to maximise the number of people who recycle. But the idea hasn't gone down well with everyone. Critics say it's an invasion of privacy. Megan Boot reports.
Cardiff Council is considering swapping black refuse bags for clear ones, in order to spot missed opportunities for recycling.
It's just one idea being considered as part of a green paper on recycling initiatives that'll be published in the summer.
The council says it must look at all opportunities to maximise recycling.
"It's a very very good way of finding out a lot of information about somebody" says Emma Carr, from Big Brother Watch.
"I think allowing people to see very very clearly who you are as a person when you may feel uncomfortable with that is certainly a step too far".