According to the Department for Transport’s 2019 National Travel Survey, around 48% of the British public are concerned about air pollution. This survey gathers data from the public to review the impact of various transport policies. The purpose of this is to look at trends in travel and to explain transport patterns amongst different groups of people.
London’s ULEZ (Ultra Low Emission Zone).
London’s ULEZ is expanding, and is to receive an extra 750 cameras. The new zone will be a huge 18 times the current size – which is the reason for these additional cameras. It is thought that these cameras and larger areas of coverage will reduce nitrogen dioxide by around 30% across the whole city.
Air Pollution and Covid19.
Sadly thousands of deaths in the capital have been attributed to air pollution. There is also growing evidence that there is a link between pollution and higher rates of Covid19. The government has said that this larger zone will be essential to help make sure that as London recovers from the Covid19 pandemic, this public health crisis is not replaced with another one.
Cleaning up Air From The Inside.
Air pollution is a problem, which just doesn’t start outside. Inside the home is where pollution can start, and inside the home is where it can also be prevented! From February 2021 the government will ban the sale of pre-packaged bituminous house coal and unseasoned wet wood in a bid to significantly reduce particulate matter (PM) emissions.
Cleaner, Greener Stoves.
In an industry, which manufactures and sells highly efficient , green Ecodesign Ready stoves, this February 2021 ban is much welcomed news. Our team have worked hard to create Ecodesign Ready stoves, a number of years before they will become law. By banning the sale of these polluting fuels, will not only help to clean our air, they will also help clean up the confusion around the myth that any form of burning wood is bad. It’s not! It’s the burning of unseasoned, wet wood and coal, which is bad – especially so when it’s done on an old, inefficient NON-Ecodesign stove.
Here are three diagrams, which perfectly explain just how important Ecodesign stoves are, and how we only should ever burn correctly seasoned wood: