Rent a real Christmas tree!
Not just for Christmas
Often known as ‘a tree for life’ the idea is you rent the tree and look after it during the Christmas period. Then when all the festivities are over you take it back and it gets replanted until next year!
British Recycled Plastic found a study that revealed real Christmas trees tend to be more sustainable than artificial alternatives. The study concluded you’d have to use your fake fir for at least 20 years for it to be greener.
Other ways to be greener with your tree after Xmas include -
Taking your tree to a local drop off point where it can be repurposed (Click here to find out where you can take yours)
Buy your own tree from a local garden centre and replant it every year
Create a habitat for local wildlife in your garden
- Adding it to the green waste section at your local tip