I retired the gasoline mower this week-- no more feeling guilty about lawn care.
I know that small engines pollute even worse than motor vehicles, and have been looking into alternatives. I chose the Neuton mower, electric powered, with rechargeable battery.
- 270 million tons of pollutants per year are emitted by lawn/garden equipment. After mowing with a gasoline mower, my clothes and body are saturated with hydrocarbon smell. That means I'm breathing toxins. Neuton emits no fumes.
- 800 million gallons of gasoline per year are used mowing lawns in the U.S. Neuton recharges with 10 cents worth of electricity.
- 17 million gallons of gasoline per year are spilled refueling lawn mowers in the U.S. Neuton uses no gas or oil.
- Gasoline mowers are noisy. Neuton produces one-fourth of the noise of a gas mower.