The Environmental Impact Of Electric Vs. Gas Yard Tools

A man adding gasoline to a lawnmower

Every garden and yard needs tools. While you can use hand tools for small jobs, some jobs require more power, which leaves gardeners with a choice: gas or electric yard tools? If, like many gardeners and homeowners, you are increasingly concerned about your environmental impact, this is an important decision. Gas Lawn Mower Emissions Gas lawn mowers predominate, but electric mowers are becoming more popular. One of the main reasons to consider an electric lawnmower is to reduce your negative impact on the environment. Burning fossil fuels releases harmful substances into the air. These include carbon dioxide (CO2), which contributes to global warming, but also other substances that add to air pollution and local poor air quality. There is no question that gas-powered tools produce more emissions than those powered by electricity. According to one study, the comparison is 6.2 kilograms of CO2 per acre for a gas mower versus […]

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