Did you know?
Real Christmas trees are biodegradable and have no chemical impacts to the surrounding environment. Composted Christmas trees can be used for lumber, mulch and fertilisation for next year’s crop.
Artificial Christmas trees are typically made of petroleum-based plastics and metal. Specifically, they are commonly made of polyvinyl chloride (PVC). As they are non-biodegradable and non-recyclable, it may exacerbate the pressure on landfill when they are disposed of at the end of its life cycle.
Buying a tree from your local, sustainable tree farm helps to boost the local economy, supporting the growers and adjacent businesses.
Here’s a few resources if you want to know more:
Real vs Fake Christmas Tree here
Sustainable Christmas Trees here