How Can We Contribute To A Greener Christmas?

Oct 19 07:35 2011 Luis Lopes Print This Article

A few years ago, there was an increasing enthusiasm around the use of fake Christmas tree, in order to protect the environment from deforestation. However, several years after, the question is no longer as clear as it used to be and the number of opponents of the artifical tree had significantly grown. If you - just like me - were always told to be an apologist of the artifical option, I believe you will find interesting to discover the arguments of this new wave of ambientalists.

For several environmentalists,Guest Posting Christmas is much more than a simple season of presents and peace. There is a disputation that repeats every year and involves many non-governmental organizations: the question of the environmental impact of the Christmas tree. The question under the polemic is the following: after all, which type of tree is better to the environment, the natural or the artificial ones?Why Should We Avoid Artifical Pines?Did you know manufactured trees are made of PVC (also known as vinyl)? It's a compound abundantly damaging to the environment which cannot be recycled. This means the chief advantage of these trees (that is, they're enduringness) might after all become a serious setback, whereas a mass and long-term use can result in the emerging of innumerable trash dumps full of old fake Christmas trees.Furthermore, besides the lack of space for so many non-recycling rubbish, there's the health problems caused by the factories due to the pollutants that are released. The additives used during the manufacture process are a serious source of several physiological malfunctions.The Problems Of Real TreesIf by one hand the drawbacks of manufactured Christmas trees are clear, the cultivation of natural pines is also deeply controversial. the erosion of green spaces is a dangerous risk, but it's not the only one: the farming techniques used during the production of real Christmas pines involves in most of the cases the use of pesticides and other harmful substances.Conclusion: Which Option Is More 'Green'?In order to keep the custom alive in a more ecological efficacious way, many people found what seems to be the solution for this dilemma: adopting a biological (non-polluent) farming and commercializing the Christmas pine... without removing their roots!You can thus contribute to a better environmental efficiency by simply buying a tree with its root. A simple change of mentality will entail the best solution!

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