The focus on eco - friendly Diwali is because of the growing pollution, and diseases because of the crackers.
A few ways by which we can accomplish being eco - friendly is by simply avoiding things which could harm the environment and add to the already increasing pollution:
1. E - crackers of different kinds are available in the markets. These are non - polluting and environment - friendly, as they run on electricity and produce the sound of a real cracker, but no smoke. Although, nothing can replace diyas, but still if you are fond of crackers, go for this option.
2. Earthenware diyas: Plastic diyas are harmful for the environment, so it is better to use locally made earthen ones. These are bio - degradable, cost effective and beautiful to look at.
3. Save electricity: It comes as no surprise that homes and industrial buildings are adorned with colourful lights during Diwali. While it looks pretty, it also consumes massive electricity. It is advisable to consume energy thoughtfully to avoid putting a strain on the environment.
4. Gifts: Green gifting has been gathering steam for quite some time now and what better occasion to indulge in it than Diwali. Plants, saplings and terrariums are thoughtful and make for great eco - conscious gifts. Jute and Khadi are another options. Also, try using recycled paper instead of plastic for the gifts!
Have an eco - friendly Diwali, Happy Diwali!
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