Recently I came across a video and saw a few people immersing the big statue of Goddess d Durga in a pond filled with garbage and dark green in colour celebrating, and I felt so bad to watch it. Although they were so spiritually charged and celebrating and no one was thinking about how bad the water was looking and how can they immersed the goddess into it if they are devotees. And that video made me realise the best alternative is the use of easily disposable statues which are good for worship and later discarding also without hurting any sentiment as well as not polluting the environment.
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There are companies which are using the used flowers in temples and converting them into paper bags and are making a good profit out of it. Government has to encourage such schemes and methods for handling the used items. At the same time there has to be good awareness in the public about these things and then only we can achieve the 100% environment-friendly disposal targets.
Using special clays in the idols can be one solution as far as disposing of idols is considered during the festival times.
Knowledge is power.