It’s Christmas time! Time to enjoy with family and friends, time to eat all traditional food from our countries, time to decorate and lighten up our houses, and also time to take a break and go on holidays…
Although I love Christmas I also recognize that Christmas is a time of the year in which we spend lot of money and also lot of natural resources to lighten up all the Christmas illumitaion worldwide, to decorate our house, and to make our beloved Christmas tree.
The firt advice we give you for this and for the coming years is: PLEASE DON’T BUY NATURAL PINE CHRISTMAS TREES! They are indeed beautiful but we don’t need to cut every year a pine tree to decorate our house for few days, that’s not fair with the environment.
We can instead follow the example of people who has decided to make recycled Christmas trees. Check it out!
Plastic Bottles Christmas Tree
In Haifa, Israel, the designer Hadas Itzcovitch and her father, artist Ernest Itzcovitch created a 38-foot Christmas tree with 5,840 recycled plastic bottles. The tree is illuminated by energy-efficient LED lights and held together by other pieces of recycled plastic.
The bottles were collected by local residents, with the support of the local municipality, and donated to the Itzcovitchs for their project. Hadas Itzcovitch made sure to point out to The Telegraph that “Haifa people, all of them, the Jewish, the Muslims, and the Christians” worked together in collecting these materials.
“This tree that is made of recycled bottles represents the fact that we can live in harmony with the environment,” Haifa resident Yaron Openhhime told the Chinese news channel CNTV.
Here are some other examples of recylced and still beautiful Christmas trees:
Christmas tree made with wine corks
Christmas Tree made with old books
Christmas tree made with glass bottles
How to Recycle (credits: greenparenthood.com)
Christmas tree made with newspaper
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Christmas tree made with old chairs
Christmas tree made with beer bottles
Let’s use our imagination to make our own recycled Christmas tree along with our family and friends. It sounds like a plan, doesn’t it?
Merry Christmas !
@ivettemb & @jeffinergon