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Low-emission garden maintenance


To do garden maintenance and producing pollution is a contradiction. Yet many fall for it without realizing it.

On topic garden maintenance, did you know for example that in a season of use a lawnmower with an internal combustion engine emits 192 grams of unburned hydrocarbons (ie fuel that does not take part in combustion) capable of penetrating the lungs?

And if it ended here it would still be fine. The truth is that the same lawnmower, always in the course of a season, also disperses 1.5 grams of nitrogen oxide and 1.5 kilograms of carbon dioxide (CO2) which is the main responsible for the greenhouse effect and changes. climatic. If since 1958 the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere has increased by 20%, it is also a bit of the fault of how we have managed the garden maintenance.

The risk is to find ourselves with the Sundays prohibited to garden maintenance. Because if campaigns are made to stop cars, and rightly encouraged electric cars and hybrid cars, soon they will also do them to stop lawnmowers and brushcutters which, for the same operating time, produce the same harmful emissions as 11 Euro1 cars. .

So? Enough of gardening to avoid polluting the air? Well, let's not exaggerate. Given that it is not a question of abolishing tools with internal combustion engines, one can take into consideration the fact that for certain jobs battery-powered garden tools are fine. Which, among other things, have made great strides in terms of power and autonomy, so much so that they can be used on all fronts of garden maintenance.

An example is the tools of Neumann, a company to which I do not want to advertise for free, but which deserves to be mentioned because it has made e-gardening (electric garden tools) a precise choice of field. Hedge trimmers, brush cutters, electric saws and garden robots powered by batteries (usually lithium-ion garlic) that can be recharged at home. Less pollution, but also less noise, less expense for fuel and enough with the hassle of having to store fuels at home.

Another example of low-emission gardening that I like to mention is the electric shredder, which I have already talked about before here on IdeeGreen, citing that of a company that I find very valid (see the article Bosch electric shredder). With this tool you can solve so many things in the garden maintenance, and the electric offers the advantage of being able to do it in a much more manageable way than a shredder with an internal combustion engine.

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