As the holidays draw near and everyone is busy decorating, we can’t ignore this very controversial question that comes up as we out up our Christmas trees. Which tree is more sustainable for the environment? The artificial Christmas tree? or the real deal?
There have been many great arguments on both sides: “Natural trees are renewable where as artificial trees contain non-biodegradable plastics and possible metal toxins such as lead” (Jessica Hodkinson) Vs. “Artificial Christmas trees are an excellent option during the holiday season, as they can be safer than conventional Christmas trees” (artificialtrees.com). However, when it comes down to it, according to the American Christmas Tree Association,
“ACTA encourages responsible consumerism,” said Warner. “Consumers should consider the impact on the environment for every item they purchase, not just Christmas trees.”
That sounds like something we can all agree on right?
Here are some great sites to look at so you all can decide for yourself:
So which do YOU think is greener? Post your comment below and let us know what you think!