Last year, we saved plastic bags for the whole year to use in my annual holiday "trash-to-decorations" exercise. Even though we try to avoid disposable plastics -- like taking reusable bags to the grocery store -- it is astonishing how many plastic bags one household uses in a year. The wreath for the front door is made from grocery bags, the tree was decorated with dry cleaning bags (braided and scrunched), table decorations utilized clear plastic wrap, and the back door wreath was made from department store bags and thermal bubble wrap (from our "cheese of the month club" deliveries). I hope our society can wean ourselves from disposable plastic. In the meantime, I'll keep trying to find a second life for them.