But what about Artificial Christmas Trees?
Artificial Christmas trees can have a second life if recycled. Doing so ensures you’re helping to save landfill space, reusing useful materials, and cutting your overall holiday footprint.
Recycling your Artificial Christmas tree helps you go green because...
It keeps PVC—a highly toxic substance found in artificial trees—out of landfills and water supplies.
More people purchase and display artificial trees from year to year than those with real trees.
Although artificial trees last longer than real trees, most are made from PVC (polyvinyl chloride), a soft plastic used commonly in consumer products that poses severe environmental risks throughout its life cycle. PVC is not recyclable, nor is it biodegradable. When disposed of, lead, phthalates, and other toxic additives contained in the PVC can leach into the ground and drinking water supplies from landfills.
Incineration of PVC products is also problematic since it produces dioxins and furans, which are among the most toxic environmental contaminants and are known carcinogens.
PUT THE TURKEY IN YOUR ARTIFICIAL CHRISTMAS TREE
Hunters and Conservationist have been helping the habitat and wildlife long before it was popular and have been going green long before anyone ever used the term. Just one example of how one local hunter and conservationist has help recycled individual’s artificial trees.
Each year for past 15 years I have looked for people getting rid of their artificial trees and I take them to my land and use them as turkey and deer hunting blinds.
They don’t fade or rot and does not matter if the metal rust, does not matter if they have lights or no lights. They collect leaves and makes great places to relax and setup for the hunt.
The rest of the year rabbits, song birds and other animals will use them as cover and nesting places.
So don’t throw away your Artificial Christmas Tree as a landowner or hunter if he wants it or let me know.