Yyyyeaah.. I think so. The technical assertion that the plastic trees are going to be better or even just suffice could be the banal form. The Evil form is the sales pitch selling the plan as real trees, intentionally deceiving the public, as well as the public believing that those who sell trees are experts on the environment. Tho me, the responsibility is manifold in complex systems. We cannot be apathetic and isolated especially as our occupations become more specialized and compartmentalized, making us more easily deceived and exploited by the few buying media exposure.