NCC banning gas-powered garden and lawn tools

OTTAWA – The National Capital Commission puts gas-powered garden and lawn tools in the shed forever.

The crown company has announced that from 1.

The ban applies to all NCC maintenance companies.

“As the first jurisdiction in Canada to introduce a blanket ban on the use of small gas-powered appliances, the NCC is committed to leading climate change and creating a greener and more sustainable capital city region,” said Tobi Nussbaum, Chief Executive Officer of NCC.

The NCC says the ban on the use of small gas-powered tools will accelerate progress toward its goal of reducing emissions from vehicles and equipment by 80 percent by 2030.

Gas-powered garden and lawn tools could soon be banned in Ottawa City Hall.

Count. Rawlson King is urging the city to stop using gas-powered lawn and garden tools as early as next spring.

King filed a motion with the Standing Committee on Environmental Protection, Water and Waste Management asking the Public Works Department to stop using gas-powered equipment if the equipment needs replacement and an electrical alternative is available.

“There are many negative effects on gas-powered leaf blowers,” King said, noting that two-stroke engines used in gas-powered lawn and gardening equipment emit more than 20 times more carbon monoxide than a vehicle.

California passed state law effectively banning the sale of new gasoline-powered tools to contain air pollution until January 1, 2024.

The Ottawa City Committee will discuss King’s motion at its next meeting in February.

NEW | The NCC will ban gas-powered small tools until April 1, 2023, making it the first jurisdiction in Canada to issue such a blanket policy.

Leaf blowers, grass trimmers, hedge trimmers and small chainsaws

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