We all recycle any plastic shopping bags we get from the grocery store, pharmacy, or other store when we forget to bring along a reusable tote. It happens to all of us, even those who make reusable bags for a living (a- hem).
You can also recycle many other plastic bags like this one.
In our town, bags made of plastic that will easily stretch when you poke your finger through, can go in the collection sites at grocery stores. Take a look around your home, there might be a lot of plastic you were throwing out that could be recycled instead.
Here are a few other examples from my recycling bin.
Check your city/town and their collection rules. You might be able to divert a considerable amount of plastic from our landfills.
As co-owner of Stitchery in Portsmouth, RI, I teach sewing classes to children and adults. Welcome to my blog Dancing Threads RI.