When regulations say that food waste should be in plastic bags, are these bags separate from the plastic bags everyone already uses for general trash anyway? For example, this source says that food waste "should be drained, wrapped and placed in a plastic bag before placing in [a] garbage cart." Likewise, this PDF for another city says that food waste should be "drained, wrapped and placed in [a] plastic bag." I used these regulations to ask about de minimis principles here:
However, one user felt that the "plastic bags" simply reference the everyday, "13 gallon plastic kitchen bags or 30 gallon plastic trash can liners to consolidate your trash inside your house or apartment" anyway. However, since the regulations cited seem to want plastic bags specifically within the context of "food waste," rather than saying it in a more general section of the trash regulations, could it be that these city instructions aren't referring to general plastic waste bags but, instead, bags containing just food waste specifically?
Stated another way, are the plastic bags referenced supposed to be used for food specifically, or does a plastic bag with food and all sorts of other trash in it still qualify? Is there reason to think trash companies may want food waste in its own bag (perhaps environmental)?
Notice: To confirm this justified a separate question, I first asked about it here on the Meta site.