stop using plastic bags
For the love of God! These things can't be recycled, we don't know the type of plastic that they are and they are found everywhere....the bottom of the ocean, blowing in the street, landfills, etc. If you won't use a fabric bag then at least use paper, it can be recycled. Or better yet, don't use a bag at all. Use your back pack or throw you tiny item in your purse or pocket. They give bags for the silliest stuff. "Here's your gum ma'am. Do you want paper or plastic?" Sheesh!