This year’s Christmas tree in El Bireh, a village in Chouf, raises awareness about environmental issues and promotes recycling. It is made of 1250 plastic bottles, and the execution is beautiful. Color changing floodlights placed inside the tree add a magical touch. Beirut- Rafic Hariri International Airport also made a
Christmas tree made of recycled materials
. However, the execution was not well done, and the tree received a lot of criticism.
— Raymond Azar (@raymondazar2) December 5, 2017
pointed out that the tree did not reflect the holiday vibes. Also, the tourists might not get a great impression of Lebanon after seeing it. According to
, the Chairman of Middle East Airlines (MEA) Mohammad Al Hout said that the tree is an initiative by MEA to promote recycling and support the environment. The tree was eventually taken down.