You think that you are using the right lawn mower as you have been using it for a long time. In fact, this is where the problem lies. There were several old lawn mower models that function above 1,600 watts. According to the new laws introduced by the European Union, it is no longer legal to use lawn mowers that are beyond 1,600 watts. It means pretty much all lawn mowers that were purchased prior to this ban are no longer legal.
The main reason behind this move is to allow the EU to lead in the war on carbon emissions. After automobiles, the Union is now gunning after non-road machines and this includes lawn mowers. They have also targeted vacuum cleaners and chainsaws.
Obviously, EU will not enforce this right away and it will still go through a tough debate among member countries that will enforce it. You will also be given time to abide by the new law, so you can still keep on using the lawn mower for a while.
There was also news that manufacturers of these lawn mowers would rather leave EU and invest elsewhere instead of abiding by the regulation. However, this might just be an immediate reaction of rage. Considering how big EU is as a market and how gardening is beyond just an ordinary activity among Europeans, their plans to leave might not materialize.
Just follow the law
It seems difficult to accept all these changes, especially if it involves sacrifice on your part. However, you also need to consider how these machines could affect the world. Climate change is real and studies after studies have revealed that if we don’t act now, it could really damage the world permanently.
You should just invest on a new riding lawn mower which is legal under the new laws to be implemented. Rest assured, there are manufacturers that have come up with newer products, with the same quality and level of performance. You can easily find one that fits your needs and go on moving your lawn without any problem at all.
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