Project Mehr: Enactus Hansraj students upcycle floral waste into Potpourri
In India, around 8 million tonnes of flower waste is dumped into the water bodies every year leading to more than 16% of the total water pollutants. To curb this menace, Enactus Hansraj came up with Project Mehr, an idea conceptualized to mitigate flower pollution by utilizing the floral waste from religious shrines for productive purposes.
Project Mehr also aims to uplift the transgender community which has fallen prey to the shackles of social stigma and make them financially independent. For this, the team of Enactus Hansraj collaborated with Mitr Trust, an organisation which empowers the transgender community. After a thorough training process, they started the production of their first product, Potpourri.
Project Mehr’s Potpourri
Potpourri is an assortment of dried natural flower petals used to provide a gentle fragrance. This eco-friendly Potpourri is packed in a 200 gram capacity glassjar provided with a 5 ml vial of fragrance oil. This potpourri is available in two variants:
- Marigold flowers
- Marigold and rose flowers
Potpourri is 100% Biodegradable product thoughtfully crafted by the transgender community to leave your room brimming with fragrance.
Enactus is an international not-for-profit organisation that is resolute to empower people and improve livelihoods while developing the next generation of value-driven entrepreneurial leaders and social innovators. It provides a forum for over 70,000 young future leaders across 36 countries to create impactful programmes. Enactus students use the positive power of business and innovation to address the social issues affecting the world through diverse and fresh perspectives to create a better, more sustainable world.
Enactus Hansraj is a not-for-profit student-run organisation consisting of dedicated and driven new-gen leaders from one of the most prestigious colleges in the DU circuit. Since its inception in 2012, Enactus Hansraj has undertaken several projects namely Ahsaas, Aangaan, Mithaas and Vriddhi, etc. to promote social entrepreneurship among students through inclusive growth, while impacting the lives of underprivileged communities.