With Independence Day around the corner, many people have chosen to purchase ‘plantable’ flags that are made of eco-friendly materials.
Story so far: A Bengaluru-based startup called Seed Paper India is one of the few organisations manufacturing a seed flag that is made of biodegradable paper called seed paper. After the paper is planted in the soil, it sprouts thereby raising saplings. Since plastic flags have been banned by the government, many youngsters are switching to this greener alternative.
- The owner of the startup stated that in addition to being more eco-friendly, using these plantable flags will enable more greenery around the city and reduce the amount of waste going into landfills.
- He also said that, since single-use plastic was banned, the company has sold over two lakh plantable flags in Bengaluru and other parts of the country.
Organisations catching up: The Secretary of the Electronic City Industries’ Association (ELCIA) said that they had purchased over 1000 seed flags to celebrate Independence Day.
- Antharbhaava, an NGO dedicated to working for physically and intellectually disabled people, has also been working with Seed Paper India to make seed flags.