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During the Christmas holidays the purchase of natural trees increases notably generating positive and negative consequences. Positive for the illusion that the Christmas decorations of the house generate in children, and negative for the environmental damage that many families cause when, after the holidays, they throw the tree in the trash.
In addition, there is also a increase in electricity consumption generated by colored light bulbs that are excessively used in houses, gardens, and streets. Another exaggerated consumption is that of food products: an average consumer generates a kilo of household garbage a day during these dates.
Generally, forest trees are no longer cut down and there is a specific production of fir trees for Christmas. The ecological problem is not in the fact of buying a natural tree, since there is an appropriate crop and oriented to these holidays, but in what to do with that tree when they spend Christmas.
The most convenient thing is that find a collection service for those trees to prevent waste from accumulating on the streets or next to full containers. It is also recommended that when you buy Christmas trees, if possible, you choose those that have roots; after the holidays you can go to a collection center for subsequent replanting. And if you decide to mount a synthetic one instead of a natural tree, all the better. Your pocket and your time will thank you. And nature too. On the other hand, You should not use moss or holly as decorative elements. They are plants in danger of extinction and their collection is prohibited in many autonomous communities. Holly fruits are an increasingly scarce winter food resource for wild forest animals.
The Christmas debauchery is also marked by the number of bright lights that adorn the streets, gardens and houses. There is still no serious and generalized regulation that regulates Christmas lighting, so viable alternatives are necessary to curb so much energy consumption. The use of energy saving light bulbs is recommended, of micro-bulbs, of modules that, without diminishing decorative quality, reduce electricity consumption by a third, as well as a limited control of ignition hours. If these measures were adopted by all consumers, including merchants and local administrations, a reduction in consumption would be noticed, and a greater interest in saving technologies. Remember that the Christmas lights should be an element of decoration and not lighting.
How it shows when the holidays are over! Everywhere, there is a tremendous accumulation of materials left over from meals and decorations. Containers can't handle everything. And, is that, Christmas has become the commemoration par excellence of spending.
The ideal would be to start the year recycling. You can organize the garbage and deposit each waste in its corresponding container. Also take the opportunity to recycle used clothes that you no longer want and / or need; or the furniture that you have forgotten in the storage room. There will always be someone to whom they come in handy.
Recycle Christmas decorations, computers, clothes, machines, furniture, toys, gift papers and Christmas postcards, before throwing them away. Sharing and gifting is also part of the Christmas spirit.
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