|Photo: Sandra Krautwaschl|
It takes hundreds of years for plastic to break down. Have you ever thought about it might be like to live in a "plastic-free"zone? This Austrian family has done just that. Sandra Krautwaschl has written a book about the challenges of living in a world without plastic.
The Krautwaschl-Rabensteiners decided to try and live a normal life without plastic, for a short period of time, to see if it could be done. Only what started as a month-long experiment eventually turned into a way of life. The first thing they did was try to eliminate all plastic objects from their home, in Eisbach. The front cover of Sandra’s book is a photo of her family surrounded by all their plastic possessions in front of their house. It says a lot about how important a role plastic has in our everyday lives. Next, they had to find alternatives, starting with wooden-handle toothbrushes, metal milk canisters, and food packaged in metal, paper or glass.
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