Monday, July 7, 2008

Ditching Disposables #7

[via Southern Living]

Aaah! The old fashioned lawn mower. How is this ditching a disposable? Well, it's not like you have to throw away the lawn mower after each use but a disposable product is designed to keep you coming back and buying more [aka evil WetJet!]. A gas powered lawn mower is designed to keep you coming back for more gasoline. Therefore, in a sense, a lawn mower could be considered a disposable.

The gasoline you put in those things is used up pretty quickly. I about choked the other day when it cost me $12 to fill up my tiny gas can for the mower and with today's gas prices that could certainly add up over time and faster than it used to! So maybe an old fashioned or electric mower would be a better option.

2 comments:

esperto96 said...

I purchased an electric lawn mower last month. It has been treating our small yard just fine. Our other powered yard-care equipment is also electric.

The CFO Now said...

Cool! But there is a cost to electric too, but not as noticeable as the gas powered ones.