Petition Ban the use of petrol powered leaf blowers

Petrol-powered leaf blowers are an environmental hazard, a nuisance and an unnecessary waste of fossil fuels. Many places around the world, including Germany and California, are now looking to restrict them. The Government of Jersey should set a date (e.g. 2025) to phase out their sale and use.

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Petrol-powered leaf blowers contribute significantly to air and noise pollution. These machines emit harmful pollutants and fine particles which can exacerbate respiratory problems. They damage insect habitats and biodiversity. They're inefficient, using fossil fuels that contribute to greenhouse gas emissions and climate change.

There are viable alternatives to petrol-powered leaf blowers that are more environmentally friendly and quieter (traditional brooms or electric leaf blowers).

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