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