The pandemic has been a setback for many of us who skipped plastic bags and brought our own containers and reusable bags to grocery stores. I have saved and washed plastic bags over the years and never have to use new ones. When they are no longer serviceable, you can drop them off at one of the many stores that provide containers for clean plastic bags, such as Safeway in our area.
While plastic bags can get caught up in and harm standard recycling equipment, many grocers send the plastic bags to recycling centers that build outdoor decking. Learn more at Safeway Plastic Recycling. Make the most of any plastic you accumulate!