Delhi pushes for Eco-friendly Diwali festivities

The spirits are high during the festive season and citizens are eager to celebrate upcoming festivals with utmost cheer and excitement. While citizens, market associations, institutions, social and religious organizations gear up to celebrate and indulge in the festivities, it is equally significant to focus on swachhata this festive season. The ‘Swachh Diwali, Shubh Diwali’ campaign by Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban 2.0, National Service Scheme, College of Vocational Studies in association with its Sustainability partner NGO, Why Waste Wednesdays Foundation, organized a 2-day Zero Waste Festival- Deep Mahotsav, Swachh Utsav and Voter Utsav days ahead of Diwali. At the event, several sustainable sanitation measures were employed in order to spread the message of clean, green and eco-friendly festivals. Sustainable sanitation measures such as reusable cotton fabric streamers for decoration made out of Fabric katran waste, reusable selfie frames made from waste cardboard, reusable hanging artifacts made from waste ice-cream sticks, sugarcane bagasse plates and bowls for serving food, eco-stalls- Vikalp, Borrow A Bag, home-composting and Swap Before You Shop stalls and games on RRR(Reduce Reuse & Recycle) and waste management, saplings and cloth bags instead of bouquets used for dignitaries. Under this unique initiative, all wet waste was composted inside the campus. An enforcement teams was monitoring the Zero Waste activities at the festival.