1) Toxins and Dioxins in manufacture
All traditional tinsel is made from polyvinylchloride (PVC) film, coated with a metallic finish. PVC, because of its high chlorine content , creates toxic pollution. PVC requires more toxic additives than any other plastic. PVC produces harmful dioxins in their manufacture. PVC is the world's third most-widely produced synthetic plastic
2) Not recyclable
Huge amounts of Christmas decorations, especially tinsel go to landfill every year. It can’t be easily recycled.
3) Doesn’t decompose & leaches chemicals
Once in landfill, PVC doesn’t readily decompose but as it slowly degrades it is leaching a number of dangerous chemicals.