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.
There is a growing awareness of PVC’s toxic nature, but the quest to avoid it is daunting. First, you need to know when vinyl is not PVC.
Detoxing dangerous cookware is a must, but safer options are hard to find these days. Luckily for you, we did a little digging and created a guide to brands you can trust!
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 seem to become engulfed in a ghoulish cloud of PVC smoke when Halloween rolls around because so many children’s costumes are made with at least one PVC (vinyl) component. Masks themselves are often 100% PVC. Now that’s scary!
Are you worried that you’re ruining your organic garden with toxic plastic supplies and tools? Learn how to choose safe flower pots, trays and hoses!
Why go to all the trouble to avoid toxic PVC (vinyl) plastic? Lead. Phthalates. VOC’s. Dioxin. Just for starters. Learn how to reduce your exposure by avoiding these common sources of soft, flexible PVC.