Think you have what it takes to live plastic-free? Now's your chance to try. Rodale has issued a "Plastic-Free February" challenge to its readers.
The three ground rules are:
1. No buying or acquiring new plastic
2. No cooking with plastic or storing food in plastic
3. Minimize all other plastic use
In today's society, this is no doubt a difficult challenge. Think about the fact that most food items, electronics, and other goods are wrapped in copious amounts of plastic. But it's not an insurmountable task. Using reusable grocery bags is a good place to start, but this takes it to a whole different level of sustainability.
Check out the Rodale site to follow different people's experiences with the challenge, and the feasibility of completing it.
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