Study finds Canadians using more eco-friendly tools and methods in the yard

Robotic mower

The study was conducted by Husqvarna, which makes many “green” outdoor products, including robotic lawn mowers and battery-operated chainsaws, trimmers and leaf blowers.

A study released by Husqvarna Canada Wednesday found that 61 per cent of Canadians are using some form of eco-friendly tool or method, such as composting, when working around the yard.

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The study, which surveyed 1530 Canadians online between July 18 and 21, 2016, also found that 55 per cent of respondents want a landscaper that uses emissions-free equipment, with 44 per cent saying they would pay a premium for landscapers who use quieter equipment.

“This report confirms the value Canadian customers place on environmental impact, and as a global manufacturer we know that the case for offering environmentally-friendly equipment to our professional and at-home users is strong,” Michelle Sordi, Husqvarna Canada’s director of marketing, said in a statement.

Seventy-six per cent of those surveyed feel companies aiming to be greener should get tax benefits and 70 per cent said they would support companies that use eco-friendly equipment. Seventy-seven per cent of respondents also stated that city officials should be using emissions-free equipment in public parks and spaces.

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Husqvarna offers many “green” outdoor products, including robotic lawn mowers and battery-operated chainsaws, trimmers and leaf blowers. Vist for more information.

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The survey was conducted using Leger’s online portal. A probability sample of the same size would yield a margin of error of +/-2.5%, 19 times out of 20.

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