Eco-Friendly Artificial Trees Are Hard To Find, But We Did The Work For You

Sustainable fake trees are in demand and hard to find, but experts reveal what to look for.

10/28/2021 11:45:00 AM

Sustainable fake trees are in demand and hard to find, but experts reveal what to look for.

Sustainable fake trees are in demand and hard to find, but experts reveal what to look for.

at the University of Waterloo in Canada, told HuffPost it’s crucial to consider “the full life cycle of the products involved. For an artificial tree, that includes the effects of extracting the materials, manufacturing, transporting, using, storing, recycling or disposing.”

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AdvertisementAlthough artificial trees made in the U.S.A. are very few and far between, Gibson’s words suggest that locally made trees, which likely haven’t used as much fossil fuel to arrive at your doorstep, are worth the effort in the long run if you can find one. Buying domestic can also help prevent you from experiencing the host of

global supply issues that are having a huge impact on the artificial tree industry.That said, the use that you get out of the tree is perhaps the most critical factor.“The idea behind using an artificial tree is that it will be used repeatedly and therefore save a living tree from being cut down and subsequently heading to landfill just a few weeks later,” Fletcher said. “So, if you’re doing an artificial tree, the most important factor in its sustainability is to use it for as many years as possible.” headtopics.com

Take a look at some of the artificial Christmas trees on the more sustainable side below for an earth-conscious Christmas.AdvertisementHuffPost may receive a share from purchases made via links on this page. Every item is independently selected by the HuffPost Shopping team. Prices and availability are subject to change.

A pre-lit artificial Dunhill fir from National Tree CompanyProfessor Greys Sošićis chair of the department of data sciences and operations at University of Southern California and an expert in supply chain management and sustainability. Sošić told HuffPost that"when choosing lights, LED lights are the better choice due to their energy efficiency."

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