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Bride and green can reduce wedding impact, says campaign

With the wedding season underway, Waste Awareness Wales (WAW) has launched an eco-weddings campaign to encourage couples to go green and reduce the huge impact that the big day can have on the environment. WAW manager Anna Richards said that just a few small changes could make a real difference. "With all that paper used for the invitations, metres of fabric for the dresses and hundreds of flowers for the bouquets and floral displays, not to mention the travelling to and from the ceremony, its easy to see what a significant impact your special day can have. "However its easy to reduce the amount of resources a typical wedding will use. Whether its a vintage wedding dress, using recycled paper or email for your invitations, or composting your flowers afterwards, there are plenty of steps we can all take to ensure the key colour at this years weddings is green." Other tips from the campaign include reducing food miles by arranging for caterers to use local produce and choosing a green wedding list with gifts such as a donation to charity.

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