Diwali is a festival of lights as well as pollution. Every year after Diwali, the air pollution level of the country increases and people often forget how the products they purchase can affect the environment drastically.
So, be a little mindful and helps your environment, this Diwali goes green.
Rajesh Aggarwal, Founder of Zedpack, and Shreya Jain, Founder of Shreya Jain Couture, have put forward few tips by which you make this Diwali an eco-friendly, save your nature. This Diwali, choose to go green!
Use non-plastic bags
Plastic bags which end up in landfills, causing soil suffocation and erosionDiwali festivity is all about food items and shopping as a number of shopkeepers and buyers are still using plastic bags which end up in landfills, causing soil suffocation and erosion.
So this Diwali, start contributing a bit to the environment, start carrying non-woven or jute bags with you to the counter instead of depending on these hazardous bags.
Use green wrappers for gifts
Use newspapers, brown bags or wrappers made up of green fabrics for giftsExchanging gifts is a custom during Diwali but have you wondered what type of covers the gifts come in? You would be shocked to know that apart from plastic bags, the second biggest delinquent for landfills are plastic wrappers.
So this Diwali, use newspapers, brown bags or wrappers made up of green fabrics for gifts. If you have a creative flair, you can also design gift wrappers at home as per your convenience and comfort.
It is too easy to make gift wrappers -- you just need chart paper and an artistic family member for the designs and patterns.
Using LED lights
LED lights are reasonable and eco-friendlyIn Diwali, every one decorates their house with different types of lights. But this Diwali, be eco-friendly and use LED lights.
It is a useful innovation and an energy-saving product which people are buying to cut down unnecessary electrical expenses.
There are varieties of LED lights available in the market and you can buy an LED strip which is reasonable and eco-friendly.
The best part of LED lights apart from saving electrical costs are the materials used in its making like Gallium phosphide (GaP) which provides high reliability at low energy.
Animals like cats and dogs are sensitive to noise and Diwali can be traumatic for themDiwali is equal to air pollution. Thus, with increasing pollution you should avoid bursting crackers. Crackers not only cause air pollution but also sound pollution.
Animals like cats and dogs are sensitive to noise and Diwali can be traumatic for them – they often go days without eating after the shock. Many people abuse animals using crackers during this time as well which is punishable offense.
This Diwali, make it your motto and start spread awareness and discourage people from buying even small crackers which can contribute to the smoke and smog altogether.
Start a change by saying a big NO to firecrackers this season.
Spread the joy by sharing leftover food
Minimise food wastage and share sweets and foods with poor childrenFood is precious and there are a number of people who don't get the basic needs of the day. So this Diwali, minimise food wastage and share sweets and foods with poor children and families.
Sharing food will not just make your Diwali special but will also definitely spread happiness around the environment.