Eco-friendly weddings are slowly becoming a trend in India. Last year, when Bollywood actor Sonam Kapoor married businessman Anand Ahuja, the duo opted for an e-invite, making a green choice.
When model-actor Milind Soman married his girlfriend Ankita, the couple planted a sapling for every guest who attended the wedding.
Bollywood actor Anushka Sharma and cricketer Virat Kohli gifted saplings with their wedding invites. Television actors Rubina Dilaik and Abhinav Shukla opted for an organic and biodegradable wedding card made of MDF and recyclable paper.
The recently concluded and most talked about Akash Ambani and Shloka Mehta wedding can be termed as one of the most ‘eco-friendly’ weddings of our time.
Not only was the wedding venue a plastic-free zone, as the family avoided all single-use plastic and styrofoam products, but the wedding did not also use any glassware.
Instead, the Ambanis opted for CHUK’s biodegradable tableware made from sugarcane fiber that decompose in 60-90 days. CHUK claims it does not burn any fossil fuel to produce the tableware.
The organization claims it has reached 89 million people worldwide, and that it has saved 1,148 tons of plastic from ending up in landﬁlls.
Reference- YourStory website, CHUK website