There are a lot of things being banned lately across different states around America, but you wouldn’t have ever guessed that gas-powered leaf blowers, lawnmowers, and weed trimmers, were among the things to be scrapped, would you?
Have a look for yourselves…
California Governor Gavin Newsom has now decided to scrap gas-powered leaf blowers, lawnmowers, and weed trimmers, and for good reason too…
As painful as it may be for those who live in an area surrounded by trees and their constant falling leaves, the governor’s decision to ban them will most certainly pay off in the long run, and not just for the environment, but for people in general too.
The ban could come into effect as soon as 2024 as well!
Signing a bill last Saturday, it was announced that this ban could come into effect as soon as 2024. But why? It’s because they’re irrefutably bad for the environment, and your own health.
According to Medium, a study was carried out in 2011 whereby a leaf blower and a Ford F Raptor with a 6.2 liter 411 horsepower engine were left running for thirty minutes, and you won’t believe what they found.
And electric equipment is so much better when it comes to emitting less gas and pollutants than gas tools.
The emmissions from the leaf blower were equivelent to driving the Ford truck 3,887 miles! Ouch. We’re supposed to protect the environment, not kill it.
But, it doesn’t mean that they’re leaving professional gardeners in the dark. It just means that switching to zero-emission gardening tools is quite possibly the best way to go, especially if we want to help keep the environment safe.
And so, in favor of professional gardeners, there will be $30 million put into a fund to help with replacing equiptment.
According to the bill’s author, who spoke to the Los Angeles Times, there will be $30 million set aside in order to help those who rely on the profession.
And the creator of the bill Marc Berman also told the outlet: “This is a pretty modest approach to trying to limit the massive amounts of pollution that this equipment emits, not to mention the health impact on the workers who are using it constantly.”
And although there’s going to be a huge change to how things are done…
There’s going to be enough support in making this change positive and impactful.
What do you think? Can you get behind this ban?