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Burgeoning celebrations

Sustainability

Decommissioned wind turbines deserve a playful afterlife.

And speaking of wind, a startup from India has started manufacturing flags from paper and cotton waste.

The flags are embedded with flower and herb seeds and can be planted after use during celebrations.

This alternative to plastic flags should help reduce roadside waste, as well as encourage young people to act more sustainably when celebrating national holidays.

Crucially, planting the flags after festivities also respects India’s Flag Code. Provided the seeds are given enough water and care, they should start sprouting within four weeks.

Many varieties, including tomato, basil and green chilli are available. A new ritual following celebrations.

Eggshells, too, can benefit from a second life.

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