Most artificial Christmas trees have a gigantic carbon footprint and are also made with lead and PVC (polyvinyl chloride), which isn't biodegradable and can be harmful if incinerated.
December 16, 2008
A wasteful culture we must stop As winter comes to freeze. So pretty please with an angel on top Buy eco-Christmas trees!
For those of us preparing to string popcorn and tinsel across a merry Chrismukkah bush this year, it's time to make the most environmentally-friendly choice. While it may seem that reusable artificial Christmas trees would be at the top of our green list, peruse the options with the least environmental impact below.
Buy a potted tree to plant back in the earth after the holidays, or if you're from the San Diego area, consider the Adopt a Christmas Tree program, replacing trees in wildfire burn areas: http://www.adoptachristmastree.com/index.php
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