If we’re discussing garbage are we talkin’ trash? I did everything to the garbage bags that I could think of. I tried burning them and that didn’t work and probably the fumes aren’t great for you. I tried fusing them into a long piece but that didn’t hold up to any serious manipulation. I was going to try turning them into a light (they’re so nicely translucent) but (see above) I couldn’t get a large enough and strong enough single piece. So, in the end I wove them, tied them, knitted them (with the help of my sister Anne), braided them and shredded them. It’s a wall hanging!