Video of a doctor's “zero waste wedding” goes viral: decorations made of sugar cane, food served on banana leaves | Trends

Indian weddings, famous for their splendor, have a hidden enemy: wastage. Be it the decoration of the wedding venue or the plates on which the food is served. To combat these problems during her wedding, a doctor came up with a few unusual methods that have impressed people. The bride shared how, on her mother's advice, she made certain changes during her wedding that helped her minimize her carbon footprint.

The picture shows insights into a doctor's “zero waste” wedding. (Instagram/@herbeshwar)

“I don't know if this is what experts would call a zero-waste wedding, but we produced no plastic at the event and did everything we could to minimize our footprint. It was only through the collaboration of our families that my dream of a zero-waste wedding was possible,” wrote Dr. Poorvi Bhat.

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“My mother was the genius behind it all, she planned and organized the whole event and it was very fulfilling for me that our connection came about in this way,” she added.

What did the bride do?

In the video shared, the bride explains that they used sugarcane to make the mandap, which was later mined and fed to cows. They also served the food on banana leaves instead of disposable cutlery and used steel cutlery.

Check out what else the bride did:

The video was posted three days ago. Since then, the clip has garnered nearly 7.6 million views – and the numbers are rising fast. The shared clip has also garnered countless comments from people.

What did Instagram users say about this viral video?

“This is how Indian weddings should be culturally,” posted one Instagram user.

“That's exactly how I want mine. You are an icon,” praised another.

“As a wedding videographer, I have seen people wasting so much edible rice, ghee and everything else in the name of rituals. Whenever I talk to my colleagues about this, they say things like, 'Your money and they are wasting it. What do you care?' I was talking about food wastage, not who bought it or who owns it! Waste is waste! I am so happy to see this post, thank you guys for showing that it can be done!” a third chimed in.

“So beautiful and such a powerful message. More power to you, this is what cultural (or all) celebrations should look like. Meaningful and mindful. Rituals for different Devatas without honoring Bhudevi always seemed incomplete to me. Thank you for setting a good example and I hope many others see this and continue to live and celebrate low-waste!” wrote a fourth.

What do you think of this bride's efforts to have a zero waste wedding? Did her gesture impress you?

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