Apparently there’s some debate about whether or not it’s more eco-friendly to buy a real Christmas tree every year or a fake one once every billion years or so.
For a totally biased argument, we turn to the National Christmas Tree Association’s website, where they compare real trees to fake ones. Real trees, they say, are 100% biodegradable, PVC free, (often) grown locally, and are “carbon neutral.”
Also, they smell nice.
All in all, people are going to buy whichever they like better, but now you real tree aficionados will have a bunch of talking points to unleash upon friends who disagree with you. That’s what Christmas is all about.
Making An Eco-Friendly Choice: The Environmental Debate Settled [National Christmas Tree Association]