"The problem starts with our common perception that Flowers are Bio-Degradable and do not require organised waste disposal methods. However Floral Waste is a major pollutant and a health hazard when left unattended. For such reasons as the above Floral Waste is never considered a Pollutant / hazard in the Waste Management world. General practice hs been to throw away used/unused/Unsold/discarded flowers into the landfills. Segregation is not a practice in India for Floral Waste. The flowers used in worship is often thrown away in water bodies which directly pollutes it. How do flowers pollute? Studies have shown that flowers when decomposing emit gases and also traces of chemicals (pesticides & fertilisers) that has been used in its farming. This contaminates the earth and water alike which finds its way to our bodies. Floral Waste Management has become very important for the economy and the environment alike. "
HolyWaste is an initiative founded by Oorvi Sustainable Concepts (a social enterprise whose objective is to work on issues binding women and environment alike). HolyWaste recycles floral waste into value products by employing women from disadvantaged sections as its "Rejuvenators". HolyWaste has successfully brought into market its brand of handcrafted, charcoal free Incense, Paraben Free Soap, Nutrient rich all- Natural compost. Research and Development is in progress to bring out more products like Bio-Yarn, Bio-Fresheners, Bio-Pigments - all of it that focusses on recycling the discarded flowers. Our work is guided by the principles of being True, Conscious & Ethical. We make products that are safe for the well-being of our Rejuvenators as also to our consumers.
Link: Works with a major item in the waste world that has been ignored and probbly disregarded as a pollutant at all - FLORAL WASTE - It can begin with a simple act of collecting FLORAL WASTE from any kind of a Floral Waste Generator (FWG) be It places of worship, households, farms, markets etc - can be started in any geography where there is FLORAL WASTE of any form generated. - can be an effective tool to bring in financial freedom for individuals who live in disadvantaged situations and need support the most. - The most basic of the format can be manual and doesnt require any machinery, electricity, or heavy investment on procurement of raw materials - The products are high in quality , made without adding any additives that are unnecesary in making of the item. No synthetic additive included that causes any harm to the maker as well as the user. - Plastic Free Packaging - Keeps Floral Waste from polluting our water bodies & landfills
Manufacturing Capacity: c) Sub-contracting, Open to consulting, advice to set up; Open to buy back unsold flowers from farmers & markets; Open to Bulk Sale of our produce