Mahindra Kabira Festival, Varanasi

The stunning Mahindra Kabira music festival, held in the mystical ghats of Varanasi was a celebration of music, culture and the poet Kabir. The festival went all in to make their event free of disposable plastics. Thousands of plastic bottles were avoided by setting up water dispensers. The festival kit for the event attendees included beautiful copper bottles and reusable bags. Disposable plastic plates were replaced with reusable or compostable serving wares. As a result, the festival significantly reduced the amount of waste generated in the first place. 96% of the waste generated was sent for recycling, composting and biogas plants. And the venues situated on the ancient ghats of Varanasi were left cleaner than we found them.