People think the plastic bags are green, but the plastic bags are the bare minimum cheapest things the stores can buy and give away free for you to haul away your junk. I hate it when I go to TARGET and sometimes they put the laundry soap in a seperate plastic bag as if it's plutonium or something. It's all closed up in the box the laundry soap isn't going to contaminate my kleenex, toothpaste, music CD, etc...
Bio degradable plastic bags are what Wal-mart was using, but the problem with those type of plastic like bags they tend to break as soon as you walk out the store. They have gone back to the white plastic bags. They can't handle too much weight then tend to break as soon as you grab them too.
Some what you speak of have to be placed in a different bag. Take fabric softener sheets if you place those with your bread products (yes Target sells bread) then by the time you go home your bread with smell by the scent of the sheets on them. Bounce is the strongest next to Snuggles.
By-the-way next time you're at Target bag the soap yourself.. Do you have Costco nearby? You can get clone tide laundry soap much cheaper than tide original. That's what I use. Kirkland Version. Cost $11.00 bucks for 96 washes. I think it's up to 100 washes. I only need one cap full and that's it in the wash. Doesn't make colors bleed into whites if you happen to mix them in. I do never have issues with cold wash / cold rinse / extra rinse
For a few bucks more you can get Kirkland power soap for the laundry for over 200 washes it's huge though. Has other purposes also. I won't buy their fabric softener liquid called Ultra.. There sheets are are 400 ct for $6.99. Smell okay like Bounce.