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Natural or artificial Christmas tree, which is more ecological?

Natural or synthetic Christmas tree: which is more ecological? In France, at the end of the year celebrations, 80% of households choose the first, 20% the second. But from an environmental point of view, who is right?

For eternally green tree lovers, artificial fir trees have the advantage of not cutting down real conifers and of being able to be reused. But do these arguments hold water?

If we take manufacturing, transport and recycling into account, it would seem that the natural fir wins the match when it comes to the environment: its carbon footprint is 2.6 times lower than for its artificial neighbour. Video explanations.

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