Until recently, artificial Christmas trees were cut from compressed polyvinyl chloride (PVC) sheets. Now there’s a newer technology that allows manufacturers to create branch tips that are made from injection-molded polyethylene (PE) plastic using copies of live tree needles.
Christmas decorations are commonly made with toxic chemicals so we’re happy to share an expert’s insight about lead, flame retardants and PVC plastic.
Most commercial candles, sprays and plugins are made with a dangerous synthetic fragrances. Skip them and make your own safe DIY holiday scents this year!
What if allergies make having a live tree in your home impossible and you can’t afford to invest in a PVC-free Christmas tree this year? We can help!
We learned a lot about PVC and lead last year in our research on artificial Christmas trees. The toxic couple made yet another grand appearance as we turned our attention to Christmas lights this season. It turns out that lead is specifically chosen as the main stabilizer in the PVC casing used on the electrical […]
At first glance, artificial Christmas trees seem to make more sense as a long-term solution when considering cost, ease of use and the reusability factor. Artificial trees actually have some eye appeal these days, as compared to the days when they were manufactured by a toilet brush company. Cutting down a living tree seems like […]