Real spruce or fake tree? As per tradition, the diatribe is rekindled as Christmas approaches. This year a significant figure comes from Pefc, the regulatory agency for the certification of good management of forest heritage, which has made it known that emissions for the production and disposal of waste such as artificial Christmas trees weigh four times more than those natural.
Coldiretti also intervened in the debate, stating that the 5 million plastic fir trees that are bought every year to decorate Italian homes emit the quantity of greenhouse gases equal to six million kilometers traveled by car.
For those who choose the natural tree, the indication is to prefer those coming from short chain.
According to estimates, the plastic tree is still preferred by more than half of Italians, while the real specimens are chosen to decorate squares and meeting places of towns and cities.