Eco-Friendly Options for the Worst Sustainability Offenders at Weddings [Visual]

Everything we throw away which can’t be recycled has a negative impact on the environment. If something isn’t biodegradable, it could take thousands of years to break down naturally.

Individually, one wedding can produce as much as 20kg of plastic waste. But it’s not just plastic which has an impact. Food wastage is also a common theme for most weddings. Sadly, weddings are again one of the chief offenders when it comes to CO2 contributions. As many as 14.5 tonnes of the gas will be created during an average celebration.

Some wedding troupes are more harmful than others. Here are a few common inclusions which you might not realise are having a negative impact on the environment. Don’t worry, though. These are all common aspects of a wedding – which means alternative, eco-friendly options, have already been created.

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DIY: Earth Day Projects & Activities

The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, activated 20 million Americans from all walks of life and is widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement. The passage of the landmark Clean Air ActClean Water ActEndangered Species Act and many other groundbreaking environmental laws soon followed. Growing out of the first Earth Day, Earth Day Network (EDN) works with over 50,000 partners in 192 countries to broaden, diversify and mobilize the environmental movement. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world.

Earth Day could be the most exciting year in environmental history. The year in which economic growth and sustainability join hands. It’s our turn to lead. So our world leaders can follow by example.

Earth Day official site

Here are some ideas to throw an Earth Day party like gifts, party favours or simple activities to do with your kids explaining why we celebrate Earth Day. Go check our infographic with the best recipes for Drinks, Salads and Desserts for Earth Day!

Party ideas | Activities

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Paper Mache Light-up Globes
DIY: Earth Day Projects & Activities | ecogreenlove
Seed bomb gifts for Earth Day
DIY: Earth Day Projects & Activities | ecogreenlove
Peace on Earth Globe

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