New Delhi: Enough is really not enough when it comes to Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh wedding updates. From waiting with bated breath, for what seemed like an eternity, for wedding pictures to be revealed, to the collective sighs, reactions and ‘awwws’ that followed every picture that were subsequently released – every aspect of the fairytale wedding held in Lake Como, Italy, has kept everyone busy the last few days. While the gorgeous couple, their designer clothes, accessories and the rock on Deepika’s elegant finger hog the limelight, the newlyweds set new ‘perfect wedding goals’ with their reception in Bengaluru on November 21.
The event was a plastic free zone as friends and family were served in biodegradable tableware. The couple chose to stay away from the usual single-use plastic and styrofoam tableware products and opted for products made from sugarcane fibre. These sugarcane products decompose within 60 to 90 days whereas plastic usually takes approximately 500 years. The gesture, apart from highlighting the power couple’s commitment to the environment, also gave out the message that it is everyone’s responsibility to do their bit to make a difference.
CHUK, an eco friendly tableware manufacturer was responsible for supplying around 75,000 units of its products for the wedding reception.
Talking to NDTV, Ved Krishna, Vice- Chairman and Strategy Head, CHUK hoped that their eco-friendly act will inspire many others to chuck plastic and embrace the ‘go green’ mantra.
We are happy to be associated with DeepVeer’s reception ceremony. What people don’t realise while using plastic and Styrofoam tableware in weddings and events, is that their hot food gets mixed with carcinogens emitted from these products which turn cancerous to the body. Understanding the graveness of the environmental pollution caused by single use plastic and plastic tableware disposables, celebrities like Deepika and Ranveer, who stand as influencers and role models for today’s youth are setting an example that – We and only we can bring in a positive change!
Way to go Deepika and Ranveer! Hope more people take the cue to banish plastic from their lives.
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