10 Creative Ways to Recycle Your Christmas Tree
Rather than tossing your Christmas tree in the trash, why not recycle it more imaginatively and help the environment at the same time?
Provide awesome animal enrichment
Staff in zoos and wildlife parks are on a constant quest to find enrichment activities for their animals to stop them getting bored and help encourage their natural instincts. Animals love to play with recycled Christmas trees, dragging them round or tearing them to pieces. Some creatures enjoy eating them too. By the way, your animal/pet might like to tell you he’s bored, too—here are 50 other things your pet would like you to know.
Many zoos have their own collections arrangements, but some have special enrichment days where they offer reduced admission if you bring your tree, and you can see what the animals get up to with their new playthings.
Not only are real trees a great eco-friendly choice, but by thinking carefully about your Christmas tree recycling, you can benefit the environment once the holiday is over. And that’s a win-win for us all.