Eco Christmas tips are all about providing ideas for making this Christmas fun & earth friendly. In today’s tip, I want to talk about Christmas trees. Have you got one already? If not, keep reading before you make that decision.
Christmas trees add a lot of cheer and it’s fun to decorate a tree. When we used to have family around for Christmas, my my sister-in-law and the kids decorated the tree together. She would make a big deal out of it – with jazzy lights, music and dancing. Craziness will most definitely be in the air. But this year, it’s going to be a lot quieter without having family around us. So, this year, we are going to replace it with walks, games & baking together.
Eco tips for making a greener Christmas
Today’s tip is about removing the waste that comes out of having a Christmas tree for 3 weeks or so and then throwing them out. According to the BBC, 6 million trees are cut and thrown out every year. Though growing trees (even though it will be cut) is a good thing, it’s never good for bio diversity and the local eco-system of birds and bees to have only 1 crop growing on farm lands. Sometimes, these are not even indigenous varieties, which causes a complex set of issues.
ECO option – Buy or rent your own Christmas tree
This tree, while it’s inside your home, will not only add cheer, but also clean your air and provide clean air. Plants have a great way of giving back, but just being there. Don’t you agree?
I found this website, though in American lingo, quite useful and detailed in information provided.
While I was looking into this issue, I have found some interesting thoughts, ideas and possible businesses we could use to reduce our waste.