Sunday, December 20, 2009

Live Christmas trees vs fake Christmas trees

**Excuse this for being two days late, I'm a horrible blogger at the moment**
In the last STWF meeting, we touched on this subject briefly. Is it more environmentally friendly to buy a live tree or a fake one? Lets weight out the pros and cons.
Pros(live tree):
* buying a tree can become a family tradition
*the trees are renewable resources
* compostable
*smell great
Cons(live tree):
*fire hazard
* more work
* allergies
* non re plantable (if you buy it without the bulb)
* less trees in the environment
Pros(fake tree):
*last for years
* easy to set up
*almost no effort into up keep
Cons(fake tree):
*made from non renewable petroleum
*cannot be recycled
* the environmental effects that go into making the tree
Many people have their own ideas. So decide, real or fake? Leave us a comment!

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  1. I think people should use real trees for Christmas because it takes more effort and labor(from China ect.) to make the fake tree than cutting down a real one. A fake tree, once it starts to fall apart, (like any plastic product)is thrown away. That adds to our landfills, but a real one decomposes back into the earth, and another tree can be planted with their seeds.So I recommend getting a real tree this Christmas.

  2. I would choose a real tree because it supports local businesses rather than big corporations. Merry X-Mas!


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