These eco-friendly decorating tips will make your tree greener than the color of its pine needles. 1. Go with a real tree.
It may seem counterintuitive, but cutting down a living tree is a more eco-friendly option than importing a plastic one. As the New York Times reported in 2010, you’d have to use a plastic tree at least 20 times before it broke even with using a real tree for each of those years. Think of what happens when you throw it away. A real tree will biodegrade, while a plastic one will languish, unrecycled. Jan Kaláb — This is an unusual-looking Christmas tree, but beautiful nonetheless. There are other options, though. Consider a potted tree from a local nursery, make a different sort of tree out of branches, get a stand-up cardboard tree , or put up a Christmas tree poster on the wall. (OK, this probably […]