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Civic body shows the way, makes 500 kg compost from flower waste

The dry petals of the waste have been composed and turned into fertiliser

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The festival that was held in last December attracted thousands of visitors
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All's well that ends well. The adage goes well with the Ahmedabad civic body, AMC, at this moment. After the just-concluded hit flower show organised by AMC, the civic body has now set an example by showing how to initiate a zero-waste producing process through reuse, recycle and reduce the flowers!

After the sixth edition of the annual flower show of Ahmedabad, three tonnes of waste was produced from 50 flower sculptures. The dry petals of the waste have been composed and turned into fertiliser. Around 500 kilos of fertiliser was produced from the total used flowers during the show.

"Around 50 structure were made using flower petals. To make them, around three tonnes of petals were used. We dried the petals and converted them into dry compost," said Jignesh Patel, director of Parks and Garden, AMC.

"The compost will be used for parks and gardens maintained by the civic body," added Patel. Also, there were more than a lakh plants of different species that were put up at the exhibition. Even they will be reused. The plants can now be seen at Rajkot for their annual edition of the flower show, he said.

"The plants which were displayed at the exhibition here have a lifespan of two months. Even the dry plants can be used for display on specific occasions. Rajkot civic body is going to organise a flower show in February, where we are going to guide and assist them," said the director.

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