•   What is the corporate purpose of Oncor Recycled Trees?
    Our purpose is to make Christmas eco-friendly by supplying recycled Christmas trees to eco-friendly consumers for 30 or more joyful Christmases.

  •   What is the just cause of your company?
    Our just cause is to build a better world in which people can embrace using recycled materials more often, reuse products with longer product lives, and continuously reduce daily waste, thereby making our planet a better place

  •   What are the benefits of using recycled plastic in Christmas trees?
    1. While most artificial Christmas trees are manufactured with virgin (newly produced) PVC or PE plastic, Oncor Christmas trees contain 100% recycled PVC plastic.

    2. By using recycled plastic, Oncor both minimizes the environmental impact of our Christmas trees as well as upcycles a commonly-disposed of material at the same time.

    3. In fact, virgin PVC produces 15.84 times more emissions than recycled plastic.

    4. Source: University of Cambridge

  •   What are the environmental benefits of a long Christmas tree product life?
    1. A large majority of the environmental impact of Christmas tree production occurs during the manufacturing/farming of the Christmas tree and during the transportation of the tree to the consumer's home.

    2. By offering the Christmas tree with the longest product life, Oncor significantly reduces the overall environmental impact of Christmas tree ownership.

    3. With a 30-year product life, Oncor trees result in fewer Christmas trees needing to be produced and consequently less emissions-intensive car journeys being made.

  •   Why does Oncor only manufacture traditional green Christmas trees?
    1. Oncor does not produce Christmas trees in colors other than the traditional green as our decades of Christmas tree manufacturing knowledge and experiences have shown that trees in different colors, especially white, tend to have their appearance degraded much faster than those in green.

    2. As a result, non-traditional green Christmas trees have much shorter product lives and are thus not very eco-friendly.

  •   What can I do with used Christmas trees with remaining product life?
    1. At Oncor, we sincerely hope that the consumers of our Christmas trees will use them for 30 years or more.

    2. As such, we recommend that consumers needing to dispose of their Oncor Christmas trees for whatever reason before the 30-year product life is used up to consider donating the Christmas tree to charity.

  •   How is buying Christmas trees online better for the environment?
    1. The greatest environmental impact of Christmas tree ownership comes from transporting purchased Christmas trees from stores or Christmas tree farms to the consumer's residence.

    2. As such, purchasing a Christmas tree online is much more eco-friendly as doing so will utilize existing parcel delivery services that can transport items in a much more efficient manner.

    3. Source: PE Americas

  •   Why PE Christmas trees are not eco-friendly?
    1. The reason that we do not manufacture any PE Christmas tree is because PE trees are made of Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE) with very high Melt Flow Index (MFI) by injection machines, therefore, the tips of PE leaves cannot be injected with 100% recycled LDPE plastic.

    2. As such, PE trees are not eco-friendly.

  •    Are Oncor Christmas trees made from lead-free PVC plastic?
    1. Yes, Oncor Christmas trees are made from tin-based recycled PVC plastic instead of lead-based PVC plastic.

    2. Regular testing is conducted to ensure that our Christmas trees adhere to all applicable regulatory standards.

    3. For the results of our most recent PVC plastic lab tests, please email us.

  •   Why does Oncor mainly produce hooked trees instead of hinged trees?
    1. Hooked trees are flat-packed in smaller tree boxes with individual branches.

    2. This reduces packaging sizes and saves on packaging materials and freight.

    3. This is one of Oncor's eco-friendly measures to minimize our environmental footprint.

    4. Additionally, hooked trees can support more decorations than similarly-sized hinged trees and are easier to shape tree branches tip by tip.

    5. As such, hooked trees may look much fuller after shaping.

  •   Do you test your trees to make sure they are complying with regulations?
    1. • We conduct internal scheduled testing at least 10 times each production day by using our Hitachi XRF Analyzer EA1000AIII to ensure that our materials, parts, and trees adhere to the applicable regulatory standards.

    2. In addition to frequent internal daily testing of our trees, we also send our materials, parts, and finished products to third-party Quality Assurance labs such as Intertek or SGS for laboratory testing that ensures our products comply with both US and European standards.

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