Natural vs. Artificial: Which Christmas Tree Option Is Better For The Climate?

It’s the time of the year when most Americans plan their household centerpiece of the season: the Christmas tree. So, which kind of tree has the lowest carbon footprint — a natural tree or a store-bought plastic tree? It’s complicated, experts say. Weighing the complicated climate pros and cons, real Christmas trees have the edge. “It’s a debate, but once you’ve made a decision, you should feel good about your decision, because there’s so many other things we can do in our lives that have an even greater climate impact — such as driving less or advocating for policies that expand renewable energy,” says Andy Finton, the landscape conservation director and forest ecologist for the Nature Conservancy in Massachusetts.

By Rachel Ramirez. CNN. November 26, 2021.

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