Winter is also known as the season of marriages in several sub-Indian cultures. Come winter, and the roads are flanked by coloured lights and processions of dancing people. Our houses are filled with invitation cards, party clothes, clashing dates and the best of food.
We all have attended Indian wedding parties but how many of us realize how much food goes into waste during such parties? There are no official or unofficial estimates, even though we unanimously agree that wastage can be unimaginably massive. Here are a few tips to minimize, if not stop wastage completely during Indian weddings.
- Since most weddings are turning into buffet system, it’s the responsibility of the guest to help the size of the servings according to their apetite.
- If you aren’t sure, which dish you are actually going to eat; take spoonfulls of each to taste and decide, instead of filling the plate with every dish.
- Many Indian weddings have gone completely vegeterian and there are others, which serve both vegeterian and non-vegeterian dishes. It is our responsibility to fill our plates according to our eating habits. Its sheer waste to fill one’s plates with dishes that we do not eat, only to realize later and discard the food in the bins.
No matter how much noise we make about the economic development in India, we can never deny the fact that India also hosts one of the biggest armies of starving people in the world. The food that we waste will inevitably land in the garbage bins. But if we play our roles a little carefully and take only as much as we intend to eat, the saved food will find its way into the empty stomach of those, who cannot afford to fill theirs.