Every month, The Groundbreakers puts an inspiring initiative, product or company in the spotlight. By sharing knowledge and inspiration, we want to stimulate sustainable developments and we hope to contribute to the greening of the business community. This time we would like to highlight the Court of Cartesius in Utrecht. The Groundbreakers team was given a tour of this circularly built workplace. Finally, we did a workshop at the second-hand hardware store Buurman Utrecht. BeterBoompje from. A company that has sustainable Christmas trees that go back into the ground after use.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year

But is this cozy time with Christmas trees also so wonderful for the environment? Every year in the Netherlands alone, 2.5 million Christmas trees are composted or burned after December. Frank Haagen and his brother-in-law Alex de Graaf find it a sin. This is how they came up with the idea of ​​marketing real Christmas trees that can be placed back and reused. So do you want to go for a white uh.. green Christmas? Then go for a BeterBoompje.

Reusable Christmas tree forest

BeterBoompje has the following mission in mind; 'replace all disposable trees with real trees that go back into the ground after the holidays to form a reusable Christmas tree forest'. To achieve this, it is important that the tree is cared for with a lot of love and a little water in December. After a lot of fun and a pleasant Christmas, hand in your tree and plant BeterBoompje back.

A bit hackneyed

Unfortunately, there are only a few rental trees with a root ball available, which is why BeterBoompje also offers trees without a root ball. For every Christmas tree sold without a root ball, BeterBoompje plants two new organic Christmas tree cuttings in the BeterBoompje Christmas tree forest. The tree without a root ball is therefore actually an interim solution to speed up the path to reusable trees with a root ball.

Better Ball

Do you want to take it a step further and really peak this Christmas? Then choose Christmas baubles from BeterBalletje. These are baubles made from last year's disposable Christmas trees. The needles have been processed and, together with biodegradable plastic based on sugar cane, form the raw material for these cozy Christmas baubles.

Write you Read already in for 2023 and then we will all really make it the most wonderful time of the year.

Should you decide not to have a Christmas tree at all, but do you want the cosiness of it? Then offers Tiny Trees also a beautiful, sustainable solution.