The standard way most of us "recycle" plastic shopping bags is to give them a second life as mini trash bags. But that still means they go into landfill, albeit as containers rather than content. Instructables has a way we can get some extra use out of them by using a spindle to knit them into yarn. While the idea's not necessarily new--one commenter says her grandmother has been knitting plastic bags into doormats "for at least twenty years"--it's definitely worth thinking about.
via diy life and instructables