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Pining for a more conscious Christmas

Sarah Caden


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Maybe we’ll rein in the purchasing of rafts of plastic toys that no one wants, and there'll be no swapping of gifts between adults who really need nothing. Stock image

Maybe we’ll rein in the purchasing of rafts of plastic toys that no one wants, and there'll be no swapping of gifts between adults who really need nothing. Stock image

Maybe we’ll rein in the purchasing of rafts of plastic toys that no one wants, and there'll be no swapping of gifts between adults who really need nothing. Stock image

In keeping with the annual argument that Christmas comes earlier each year, we first heard in mid-November that Dublin could prove the most expensive place to buy a real tree this festive season.

Dublin, it was reported, would surpass even New York City for the cost of a tree. Several factors were at play, from the increased price of fertiliser, rising fuel costs that make trees expensive, to transport and more.


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