Non-plastic life: a positive example of an Austrian family
Non-plastic life: a positive example of an Austrian family
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Austrian Sandra Krautwaschl - author of the book "Plastickfrei Zone"

Caring for the environment is an urgent challenge facing people in the 21st century. Public organizations are being created, campaigning work is being carried out, however, undoubtedly, the most effective way is to change your own way of life. Such a positive example of harmonious coexistence with nature is demonstrated by an Austrian Sandra Krautwaschl… In the recently published book "Plastickfrei Zone" ("Plastic-Free Zone"), she talks about the experience of her family, which for several years has completely refused to use plastic products.

Krautwaschl family photo with a pile of plastic products

Sandra first thought about changing her life in 2009 when, while on holiday in Croatia, children asked her about where the garbage comes from on the beach. The naive childish question became the starting point for a change in lifestyle. Despite the fact that plastic recycling in Austria is very efficient (unlike many other countries in the world), it is impossible to avoid pollution of the environment with oil products.

Sandra Krautwaschl: life without plastic

Returning from Croatia, Sandra watched the documentary "Plastic Planet" by the Austrian director Werner Boote, finally convinced that she wanted to take part in saving nature. The picture told about how long it takes for the complete decomposition of plastic, but the pace of humanity in the production of new products (about 240 million tons annually) is so high that we continuously pollute the soil and oceans, and also poison ourselves. In addition, the film also talked about the fact that oil is a non-renewable resource, like many others on the planet.

Sandra Krautwaschl: life without plastic

At first, Sandra decided to arrange a kind of experiment: to live a month without plastic, but soon it grew into a lifestyle. To begin with, Sandra photographed her family surrounded by plastic things that were found in their house to show what role it plays in everyday life. Then she tried to find an alternative and began using toothbrushes with a wooden handle, aluminum milk cans, and storing food in metal, paper or glass containers. In addition, before buying any plastic product, Sandra began to wonder if she really needed it.

Sandra Krautwaschl: life without plastic

The family, of course, did not succeed in completely abandoning plastic: they still use household appliances, and also drive a car, but in the case when they need a plastic product, they still prefer to buy used things. Krautwaschl is available on the website!

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