Plastics are being denounced as being a menane. Do not blame the material. It is people who misuse materials who are at fault. It is possible to recycle plastics bags. Soft plastics can be crocheted into a variety of products as tidies, table mats, coasters, carpets, which are strong and durable! Example of this crocheted mug is just to show the versatility of the technique was designed and made by Findian artist, author, educator, Annikki Matthan. Visit her Facebook Page "Art of Crochet"