What are the benefits of using recycled plastic in Christmas trees?

While most artificial Christmas trees are manufactured with virgin (newly-produced) PVC or PE plastic, Oncor Christmas trees contain 100% recycled PVC plastic. 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. Recycled PVC plastic not only requires the least of amount of energy to produce among the most common plastics, but it also requires only approximately half of the energy needed to produce virgin PVC.

Source: University of Cambridge