I have heard that in some States the trash is made into winter skiing slopes, but not here, not yet or maybe never.
When we drive to town in Calif. we pass thru open fields of cattle. Sometimes we see these plastic bags hanging on the fences or laying on the ground. The cows eat these bags, and they can not digest them.
It is a sad situation especially now that the bags are of a stronger plastic. Where is the benefit? Is there another choice?
Most of the States have very clean highways, sadly in Calif. the highways are littered with paper and other items. I know, I was part of a volunteer group to keep the mountain highways clean by walking and picking up trash. I will not even go list what items are found and had to be put into bags, it would be embarrassing. Even in our area that is prone to fires, I found many parts of cigarettes that had been thrown from car windows. The situation is very sad.