It's no secret that Kim Kardashian's weeding was over the top in so many ways. First of all, the love birds had to pay up to 300 times more than an average couple would take out of their pockets to celebrate their union. Second, the day after they said “I do,” the entire fabulous event turned into approximately 350 tons of waste.
Green is certainly not one of Kim's favorite colors, taking into account that the event's rare opulence, highlighted by all the luxurious features, had nothing to do with an eco-conscious attitude. From the expensive decorations and still appealing leftovers to the jaw-dropping wedding band, every detail revealed the enormous waste implied by this expected event.
Flowers don't last forever, apparently neither do 50% of the entire number of marriages. Cake, very expensive champaign and exquisite treats have been generously offered to all the attending guests but the event was a real waste since, by the end of the day the cleaning staff had enough material to load dozens of dumpsters with leftovers and flower petals.
The event most likely left behind enough scraps to feed all the malnourished individuals from one or two villages in some of the Third World countries.
Gold digging is a dirty business. Every bride wants to disregard the fact that her wedding band, weighing at least one-third of an ounce, contributed to the environmental degradation by adding 20 tons of mining waste.
Imagine the potential of Kim's wedding ring, taking into consideration that it weighs 12 times more than an average ring, not to mention the amazing rocks it displays. While adding the impact of the 15 carats of emerald-cut diamonds, we would obtain almost 250 tons of mining waste.
If we highlight everything else that was wasted along the way to saying “I do,” Kim Kardashian's wedding triggered 350 tons of trash, more than 4,000 American households are able to produce during an entire year.
Experts offer a few extra-efficient green tips to those who don't want to celebrate their union at the environment's expense. Less fabric, no paper and fewer guests seems to the winning combination.
The rock on the bride's finger shouldn't play such a decisive part, so eco-wedding planners suggest it can be replaced with alternative gemstones.
Also, staying local and investing in green gifts if you're one of the lucky guests appears as one of the most easy-to-follow steps towards environmental preservation.