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Published on August 9th, 2011 | by Vivian Nelson Melle

5 Ways to Wean Off Plastic

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Plastic bags clutter landscape

{cc photo courtesy of Zainub on Flickr}

Water bottles were one of the first items that got people thinking about the connection of containers to the environment. Reusable water containers are now readily available with a wave of change is moving away from plastic bottles. With so much still to do you can keep it going by following these 5 other simple ways to wean off of plastic.

1. Replace Plastic Bags

Plastic bags clog landfills and endanger wildlife but there are alternatives that work just as well if not better. Shopping bags have a myriad of replacements on the market which are stronger and hold more. Sealable cloth bags are finding their way into lunch boxes offering storage for sandwiches, crackers and even fruit. Cloth storage bags are even available for pantry items and most can be purchased by indie artisans and small business owners.

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About the Author

Vivian Nelson Melle is a writer and life coach helping individuals, families, and businesses thrive. She supports small businesses especially in the areas of Green Living, Health, and Wellness. She can be found at www.viviannelsonmelle.com and www.craftyvivi.com

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