These Indian Entrepreneurs Upcycle Leftover Religious Flowers Into Useful Products

Because the flowers have been used for worship, they’re sacred.

Helpusgreen takes the 800 million tons of flowers used annually in the country and makes them into incense and soap.

In India, people like to show their religious devotion with flowers. Lots and lots flowers. Every year, some 800 million tons of blossoms–red roses, yellow marigolds, prickly xanthiums–are deposited at the nation’s temples, mosques and sikh gurudwaras, creating a colorful, but tricky waste problem.

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