As the festive season of Diwali approaches, the spirit of celebration is in the air. Diwali celebrations includes, decorating homes with radiant lights and lamps, adorning new clothes, arranging colourful flowers, and performing special poojas.
However, in recent times, there has been a growing awareness about the environmental impact of traditional firecrackers, leading to measures like the High Court’s directive against their use. Such restrictions aim to reduce environmental pollution, which has prompted the search for eco-friendly alternatives to keep the festive spirit alive.
One popular alternative to traditional firecrackers is “green crackers.” These eco-friendly fireworks are designed to minimise harm to the environment. Unlike regular fireworks, green crackers do not contain harmful chemicals like aluminium, barium, and carbon. These green crackers contribute only 30 percent of the overall pollution compared to other fireworks. Additionally, green crackers are quieter, emitting 110 decibels of sound compared to the 160 decibels produced by traditional firecrackers.
For those looking to add a different kind of sparkle to their celebrations, glow sticks in vibrant colours offer a visually striking alternative to firecrackers. These illuminating sticks will be visible even from a distance, especially in day light.
Balloon fireworks are another alternative choice. These balloons are filled with colourful pieces of paper or other materials, and, although they do make some noise when they burst, they are a gentler option for the environment compared to traditional firecrackers.
Sky lanterns are widely used in various countries. They do not contribute to air or noise pollution, making them an eco-friendly choice for those looking to mark the occasion in a more sustainable manner.