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Offline Mick

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Calls for ban on Leaf-Blowers
« on: November 24, 2019, 09:29:35 PM »
Looks like the use of Leaf Blowers is taking a bit of a hammering now, loads of places calling for bans of said equipment.

Here's a couple of them,

https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/leaf-blowers-insect-noise-pollution-germany-gardening-a9208366.html

https://www.parksandrecbusiness.com/articles/2018/12/leaf-blower-bans

Your thoughts on this?



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Re: Calls for ban on Leaf-Blowers
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2019, 11:53:53 PM »
Hi Mick, as you know I'm new on here so I thought I'd respond as things seem a bit slow.
There's no doubt in my mind that human activity is damaging the environment, pollution, chemicals etc are wreaking havoc on the biodiversity of the planet but this is surely bonkers, I suppose if urban areas are clinically cleaned leaving no habitat at all then insect populations can be locally affected but on a global scale ----leaf blowers---seriously ?

Even the noise isn't that annoying and it'll not be long before there all electric anyway.

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Re: Calls for ban on Leaf-Blowers
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2019, 12:56:45 AM »
Thanks Allan.  ;)

I agree we need to look after the planet.  But, if bans are introduced on this sort of equipment then where will it stop, next we won't be able to mow grass, use powered sweepers etc, in fear of killing or disturbing insects or wildlife. 

I think some of the cordless blowers are just as noisy in some ways, as a majority of it comes from the fan unit itself. 

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Re: Calls for ban on Leaf-Blowers
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2019, 05:38:37 PM »
Like I said bonkers, pick on leaf blowers when every minute of every day there are a million people in the air.
Is it not a piss take...