Diwali is a festival of lights that is celebrated all over the country. Diwali has all the shiny, glittery clothes, delicious food, beautiful diyas, attractive rangoli designs, elegant Kandeels and extravagant fireworks. One of these elements, even though seemingly joyful, is harmful to the environment and that is the fireworks. Loud fireworks are always in high demand but create an even higher percentage of noise pollution. Noisy and loud fireworks that last for more than a few minutes may cause harm to the ears of babies and pets. Fireworks are made up of chemicals that when exposed to air after bursting, cause air pollution. Fireworks also cause burn injuries every year due to the negligence of safety procedures. Nowadays people are educating themselves and trying to celebrate a pollution-free Diwali and here’s how.
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As mentioned above, fireworks cause a lot of pollution and damage to the environment. Even though people enjoy the scene of firecrackers bursting, all the noise generated and all the air polluted costs a lot in the long term as it contributes to the already damaged situation of environmental change.
No electric lights
Use diyas made with clay instead of using the electric diyas. You will be vocal for local and reusable diyas will create less waste.
No readymade food
If possible, try to cook the traditional delicacies at home. All the attractive packaging and branding will be reduced and your family will enjoy the homemade dishes more than the store-bought versions.
Use the diyas and other decorative items as long as you can, do not throw it away because you used it once.
As Diwali is an important festival, family members and friends gather together to celebrate it. As there are more people, there will be more waste. Try to create as little waste as possible and try to categorize the waste as biodegradable and nonbiodegradable.
Use organic material for decoration
While purchasing Rangoli, try to look for organic colors. When decorating your house, try not to use decorative items made with plastic.