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France split over environmental effects of Christmas trees

The eco-ethics of Christmas trees is a subject close to the hearts of many in the Morvan Natural Park. These remote Burgundy uplands produce more than a million baby firs for the market every year, making the region France's top producer. But for every local who is happy about the money and jobs created by Christmas trees, there is another who bemoans their impact on the natural environment. Here, as elsewhere, only a tiny percentage of Christmas tree plantations are run on organic lines. The vast majority depend on the application of chemical treatments.https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-67781387

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  • DIPANJANA MAULIK

    14 w

    An interesting dilemma

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    • George Kariuki

      15 w

      Consumer awareness and responsible choices can play a role in shaping the future of Christmas tree production.

      • Rukia Ahmed Abdi

        15 w

        The article highlights the environmental debate in France over Christmas trees, particularly in the Morvan Natural Park, a region known as France's top producer of Christmas trees. The conflict arises from the economic benefits, including money and jobs, versus concerns about the environmental impact, especially with the majority of Christmas tree plantations relying on chemical applications rather than organic methods. This reflects a broader conversation about finding a balance between holiday traditions and sustainable practices, underscoring the need for increased awareness and environmentally friendly approaches in various sectors, including seasonal festivities.

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        • johnte ndeto

          15 w

          It is of great concern that Christmas trees are trees too

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          • Princess

            15 w

            This reflects a growing awareness of ecological concerns.

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            • Esther Wanjiku

              15 w

              This is really a difficult decision

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              • Joseph Githinji

                15 w

                This is dangerous, there must be a transformation to all the trees being planted and treated organically. Actually in the future we should think of more creative trees using stuffs like plastics as a way of refusing to reduce pollution.

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                • walter lungayi

                  15 w

                  @joseph_githinji If it involves recycling plastic waste it will be great though We cannot recommend using plastics since we are trying to eliminate plastics due to environmental pollution they cause.

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                  • Joseph Githinji

                    15 w

                    @walter_lungayi couldn't agree more, a better solution must be put in place for a sustainable future.

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                    • walter lungayi

                      15 w

                      @joseph_githinji True

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