The Egyptian authorities have announced that this Eid there will be an eco-friendly alternative to the traditional lanterns as they are environmentally harmful.
The traditional lamps called ‘fanous’ are used to decorate and light up the households, malls, shops and streets during the holy month of Ramadan. But, due to the modernization, these lamps are made up of plastic bags and tubes and hence have a negative impact on the climate when burning.
The newly introduced lanterns by the authorities are inspired by Germany & the UK uses recycled household items such as newspapers, cardboard, fabric, spoons etc. The lanterns made from Bamboo are also available which contributes to reducing carbon footprint as they are sustainable & environmental-friendly and can decompose naturally after 6 months.