New Year decorated Christmas trees to be without. In these days, it is almost everyone in the house is decorated. However, one prefers artificial spruce, others are acceptable – a real tree. Artificial Christmas trees are often in favor of the choice they make, those who think, to buy a live tree is harmful for the environment.
The dispute as to what, Christmas trees to the forest to cut environmentally harmful?
Everything is not so simple. Firstly, nadzviskheebi, the Christmas and New Year's days of selling, Usually special plots (plantations) building or in places cut, Where they still can not grow – for example, under power lines. Second, Artificial tree's production environment is more damaging, than a living tree cut down.
2009 in, Canadian Consulting The company Ellipsos has published a detailed independent study On the Environmental Impact of Real and Artificial Christmas Trees. They were compared with Quebec for the plantation grown and produced a two-meter artificial tree's Cycles. Researchers have studied it in detail, how affected the tree's production, Transportation and distribution on human health, On the climate, On ecosystems and natural resource supplies. The, Were taken into account, for example, How many pesticides were used to grow natural wood, How many harmful substances are released into the atmosphere during the production of artificial Christmas trees and how many – In the process of shipping from the store to the buyer.
It turned out, That an artificial Christmas tree as a whole is more environmentally friendly than a natural one just in case, If a person has it 20 Will use for years. The, People in Canada do not use the same Christmas tree for so long and average it each 6 They change once a year.
What does Greenpeace say??
Those who want to do less harm to nature, Buying a natural Christmas tree, However you need to be convinced of that, Is he poaching or not. Greenpeace recommends buying a Christmas tree in legal spaces, for example, In special markets and shops.
Like Canadian researchers "Greenpeace" believes, That the production and disposal of plastic spruce is doing much more harm to nature, Rather than increasing authenticity and selling. Besides, Ecologists note, That than a living Christmas tree grows, It absorbs carbon dioxide, While reducing greenhouse gases is slowing global warming in the atmosphere.
Meanwhile, The use of artificial Christmas trees is also economical for many years, The pines do not fall and the folding Christmas tree is much easier to store at home, Rather than being kicked out of a real house and thrown away. If these arguments outweigh the rest, artificial can buy.
So artificial Christmas trees to use more environmental damage, rather than true?
Yes. But the damage is relatively small. Ellipsos- scholars say, that people, Who refuse to use the car for a few weeks a year, its Christmas tree on the compensation of damages caused by, despite, This was a real or artificial tree.