Carbon footprint of your (fake) Christmas Tree
Did you know that carbon footprint is higher for fake Xmas tree?
Why is that? because the process of production is inflated with carbon emissions.
What is the Carbon Footprint of your Christmas Tree? Trees are durable, and we can use them for several years. We can choose whether we want traditional, or maybe a different color, small, large or additionally sprinkled with artificial snow. However, this is not an ecological solution. Both their production and disposal are harmful to the environment. The production of a Christmas tree is very energy-intensive, and recycling is impossible.
Among the advantages of a natural Christmas tree, we can mention its natural disintegration after “use”, the possibility of using it for fuel, recycling, or composting. Usually, it is not a regular shaped Christmas tree, but it brings a real atmosphere to the house due to its natural scent.
However, it must be remembered that a natural tree emits approx. 3.8 kg of CO2, and an artificial tree – almost 10 times more! During the entire process of creating a new false Christmas tree, 40 kg of CO2 emissions are generated. An artificial Christmas tree must be used for at least 12-20 years to equalize the number of emissions.
Let us also consider the fact that the Christmas tree is not the most important element in our home, and we can replace it with, for example, a headdress with single spruce branches. However, if we cannot imagine Christmas without it, remember that you can buy or make alternative Christmas trees, e.g. made of recycled materials!
At Ecobal we also give you another option of simply gifting a tree this holiday season. You can find more information here.