Do You Usually Just Throw These Away? One Girl Wishes You Couldn't Get 'Em In The First Place.

Abby Goldberg may be young, but she's also very smart — smart enough to know that if her state were to succeed in making it illegal for cities and towns to ban plastic bags, it would be bad news for communities and the planet. So when Illinois tried to do just that, what did Abby do to stop it?

Making a big deal out of some flimsy plastic bags may seem silly, but when you really think about it, they are a big deal. Millions (if not billions) of plastic grocery bags are thrown away in the U.S. every year. If you think we need to do something about that, give this video a share using the buttons below.