We have two cloth grocery bags we usually forget. Plastic is reused in all the small trash cans as liners. Extra, holed, and paper bags used sometimes for frozen items, are burned in the wood stove.
It is not worth the extra emissions to take them in for recycling.
Aluminum gets recycled, and so does packaging materials with using for heat. Toxic plastics like PVC are used minimally because they take 50K years to break down and are toxic when burned. I recycle old or given credit type cards into guitar picks.
Of course, we live in a more rural area. If in a city that has curbside recycling we would, do that instead.
Right now, we divide it up into burnable and non-burnable, and compostable and non-compostable.
Ideally, everything needed to live would be from the local area, and your own greenhouses/Earthships. Only enough people to be sustainable (i.e. USA 40 million, and globally, 600 million, and going down with depletion and pollution).http://www.skepticalscience.com/2014-Sk ... est_1.html