December 24, 2013
During the holiday recycle your tree sustainably. It is not a challenge to contact your city or recycling center to identify the best way to dispose of your tree that is environmentally safe.
“According to data from the Nielsen Research Foundation, approximately 21.6 million real trees and 12.9 million artificial trees will be purchased by U.S. households this Christmas. A study by the American Christmas Tree Association found that consumers would have to keep an artificial Christmas tree for 10 years in order to offset the carbon footprint of natural trees they would have bought during this period. Now you can make your DIY recycled Christmas tree out of stuff you already have,” posts Green Moxie.
The solution is to consider a plan for your tree. One alternative is to use open property and land to compost your tree. Secondarily, take your tree to a recycling center or last, contact your waste management company for tree for vegetative pick up. Many cities support recycling solutions.
The largest waste or refuse companies to contact on their programs are:
I suggest a Be WISE program for your tree by being:
- Waste centric. Be conscious of your waste.
- Incorporating. Include your disposal plan into your overall process
- System’s Oriented. Develop a system that supports the environment.
- Educational. Take this season to educate your family, friends and children about recycling and waste procedures established by your family.
It is also time for creativity using the right side of your brain to create alternative trees that use natural products and alternative materials to make the season green, bright, light and festive.
Related articles on Christmas Trees
- Christmas Tree Recycling and Holiday Waste Reduction Tips (independent.com)
- City offers Christmas tree disposal and electronics reycling (wtvr.com)
- Keep the Green Going…Recycle that Tree! (cleansd.wordpress.com)
- How To Recycle Your Christmas Tree (boston.cbslocal.com)