In an attempt to spread awareness about the environmental problems created by plastic pollution, Guwahati Foodie, one of the biggest food-related communities of Northeast India organized a “green picnic” on August 20.
Over 30 people from various walks of life, including doctors, chefs, restauranteurs, students, businessmen and children accompanied by their parents, participated in this gathering organized near the Chandubi Lake.
Named the ‘Summer Picnic 2023’ of Guwahati Foodie, the highlight of this event was the complete lack of use of any single-use plastic material. Food was served on locally-sourced banana leaves and tumblers made from bamboo were used as glasses.
“No thermocol or plastic plates or glasses were used. A wide range of delectable local cuisines were served to the participants throughout the day. At the end of the day, the participants were gifted saplings of fruit-bearing plants including guava, mango and orange,” said a statement from the organizers.
Owner of Guwahati Foodie and organizer of the event mentioned: “We want to promote the use of locally available bio-degradable materials among the masses and inspire people to plant more and more trees to protect the fragile ecosystem.”