What is a Green Christmas Tree to you?

Lego Christmas Tree - St. Pancras International
Lego Christmas Tree - St. Pancras International

Just give a thought about what is a “Green Christmas Tree”. As we come up to the Christmas season, I was reminded by two different types of “Green Tree”; the Lego Christmas Tree at St. Pancras International Station in London and the tree in Trafalgar Square, which each winter for over 60 years has been a token of friendship and gratitude for Britain’s assistance during World War II from the Norwegian people.

There are, generally, three types of Christmas Trees available; Two natural types of trees: Cut trees with their roots removed, Live trees with roots & Artificial trees made of plastic and wire and even as, in the case, above, Lego.

A Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) on the three types would be interesting as I have long harboured the view that an artificial tree, which can last for many years, may be the most environmental friendly option followed by the opportunity to re-plant a live tree for further use.

Whichever option you chose, above all, enjoy the Christmas season with family and friends & remember the Waste Hierarchy in time for the 12th Night in the New Year.

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