As the holiday season fast approaches, it’s time to start thinking about your Christmas trees and holiday decorations. There are many options out there, however some are more eco friendly than others.
Some may think that buying an artificial tree is the most eco friendly thing to do; however that is just the opposite. Artificial trees are far worse for the environment than cutting down a real live tree. That’s because they are mainly made from non-renewable plastics, some containing PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride). While you can reuse a fake tree over and over you can never recycle it when it is time to update your holiday decor, and not to mention all the toxic chemicals that went into making it in the first place.
On the other hand, real trees that are cut down can be recycled after the holiday season by being mulched or used for heat. You can even be super green by buying your tree from an organic tree farm and avoid all the pesticides.
Another alternative, one of the best for the planet, is to celebrate with a living tree. This is a live tree that is potted in a planter for the holiday and then later transfer to the earth. All the holiday cheer with no guilt.
Have a happy holiday for you, your family & friends, and your planet. Look for more green holiday tips all of December.