I've ranted about plastics before. With the recent introduction of single-stream recycling by Progressive Waste, there is an easy way to recycle most plastics in Wichita Falls. They don't take the plastic bags, but pretty much all other recyclable plastic is fair game.
I personally favor using as little plastic as possible to start with and then recycle the rest. It isn't difficult to substantially reduce the amount of plastic in your home. I thought this infographic from OnlineEducation.net was informative.