Curitiba’s Recycled Xmas Tree by Garota Sem Fio
How eco-friendly was your Christmas this year? How many of TheGardenLady readers chose the real Christmas tree over the manufactured one?
More and more scientists are proving that a real tree is really more environmentally sound than the plastic trees. The NewYork Times had an article telling about the scientific studies that prove this. See here. The firm Ellipsos had done the study using Christmas trees grown in Quebec or manufactured in China and said that “The annual carbon emissions associated with using a real tree every year were just one-third of those created by an artificial tree over a typical six-year lifespan. Most fake trees also contain polyvinyl chloride, or PVC, which produces carcinogens during manufacturing and disposal. ”
On the other hand, in Haifa, Israel, an Israeli artist created an artificial Christmas tree using recycled water bottles and LED lights.Â Â See here.
TheGardenLady readers would love to know what you did this year to make yours an eco-friendly Christmas.