I'm considering launching a campaign to limit or eliminate the use of leaf-blowers. Here's why:
Every week, gardeners at our neighboring houses use their leaf-blowers to gather and move leaves and related debris from our neighbors' yards. However, a good portion of the detritus is never picked-up, but is simply blown out into the street – where the breeze blows it into OTHER yards – or directly from one yard into another.
- No detritus removed
- Noise pollution, without any positive balance.
- Gasoline engine pollution (many are 2-stroke engines, very inefficient and highly carbon producing)
- Dust, pollen and other debris blown into the air
Perhaps we’d be better off severely restricting their use. Who else feels this same way?