Replace gas lawn mower

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This is simple, replace your gas-powered lawn mower with either an electric mower or push mower!

Move away from polluting gas, plus the mess it causes. Gas tends to spill when you are filling a traditional internal combustion engine (ICE) mower. How much? Ted Steinberg outlines the cost of it in his book American Green where he states in the process of refueling lawnmowers, leaf blowers, and other garden equipment, about seventeen million gallons of gasoline are spilled each year, or about 50 percent more oil than marred the Alaskan coast during the notorious Exxon Valdez oil spill disaster.

Further, even a new gas-powered lawn mower produces as many volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and nitrogen oxide emissions in one hour of operation as 11 cars being driven an hour according to the US Environmental Protection Agency. Now you know why it has that unforgettable smell.

Tips

• Have too much grass to handle with a push mower? No worries. Electric mowers are lighter, cheaper, and more efficient to run than a traditional internal combustion engine gas-powered mower. And they save the inconvenience of needing to go out to get gasoline.

• Do you have a good relationship with your neighbors? Consider going in for a mower together to save costs and limit the need for the creation of extra stuff.

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    Household

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