Sugarcane Mandap To Return Gift In Jute Bag, Bride Shares How She Had A Zero-Waste Wedding

No-waste weddings and public events are crucial in India today because traditional celebrations generate a huge amount of waste. Plastic plates, food leftovers, and decorative items often end up in landfills, harming the environment to a great extent. By adopting no-waste practices, like using reusable or biodegradable materials and donating surplus food, we can significantly reduce this waste. These eco-friendly events not only protect our environment but also set a positive example for others to follow.

For example, a doctor named Poorvi Bhat recently got married. Her wedding was entirely a zero-waste wedding. She took to Instagram to share a video from her big day and list all the things that were done to make sure no waste was generated.

Here’s all that was done to make sure the celebration produced zero waste.

There was no use of single-use plastic plates. The food was instead served on banana leaves and stainless steel cutlery. The decoration was done using mango and coconut leaves which used significantly less water to grow.

The garlands were made using just flowers and cotton thread. All the waste generated was composted on their farm after the event. Return gifts were given in jute bags. The water from washing their hands was directed to the trees. The wedding mandap was made out of sugarcane which was fed to the cows later.

“I do not know if this is what experts would consider a zero-waste wedding but we did not generate any plastic at the event and did everything we could to minimise our footprint. It was only because of the cooperation of our families that my dream of a zero-waste wedding was possible. My mother was the genius behind it all, she planned and organised the whole event and it was very fulfilling for me that our union happened the way it did,” Dr Poorvi Bhat wrote on Instagram.

Have a look at the video here:

This sets such a wonderful example for people to follow. Instead of fancy weddings, we could aspire for a celebration like this! ūüôā

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