Thursday July 16, 2020

More power to you: part two

Last week, we joined forces with environmental scientist Dr Tara Shine to share some easy switches you can make with sustainability in mind. This week, in a second extract from her book How to Save Your Planet: One Object at a Time, Dr Shine identifies five items from the garden and garage, and helps you to explore your options

31st May, 2020
This week, Dr Shine identifies five items from the garden and garage, and helps you to explore your options

A petrol lawnmower releases 40kg CO2e and 24kg of VOCs and other air pollutants, such as nitrogen dioxide and carbon monoxide, per year (based on cutting the grass 25 times). The environmental footprint of a lawnmower comes in almost equal parts from making it and using it. So, using your lawnmower less can reap significant benefits for the environment.

It is not just the emissions that are a problem; petrol lawnmowers also contribute to water...

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