POLY­ETH­YL­ENE FAKE TREE

Scottish Daily Mail - - Christmas Life -

Ul­tra moun­tain pine, from £89.99, christ­mas­tree world.co.uk a nEwEr kind of ar­ti­fi­cial tree uses poly­eth­yl­ene (PE) plas­tic to cre­ate re­al­is­tic nee­dles. Melted PE is poured into a mould from a real tree, then branches are clipped on.

while more plas­tic is needed for it than a scrawnier polyvinyl chlo­ride (PVC) tree, it’s a safer choice. ‘I’d choose PE over PVC, as it doesn’t con­tain toxic chlo­rine,’ says Emma.

It’s hard to find a PVC-free tree, but this one is 70 per cent PE. while these tend to be more ex­pen­sive, they are usu­ally bet­ter qual­ity, so should last longer. ‘re­use it, then pass it on,’ says Emma. LOOKS: 4/5 ECO-FRIEND­LI­NESS: 2/5 SCORE: 6/10

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