Infographic: Are the Holidays Bad for the Planet?

What an eco-friendly, sustainable Christmas might look like

Christmas trees with ornaments and candy canes
A real tree has a much lower carbon footprint than a fake one, but most people opt for the latter. Getty Images

A recent poll of 2,000 people commissioned by U.K. brand Beyond the Box revealed that 62% of consumers now believe the holiday season is bad for the planet. That’s a big number, and yet not an altogether unexpected one. Not only are concerns about environmental issues like climate change on the rise, but the holidays are the high season for waste.

@UpperEastRob Robert Klara is a senior editor, brands at Adweek, where he specializes in covering the evolution and impact of brands.