• Thursday, August 11, 2022

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UK’s Leading Retailers Pledge to Encourage Customers to Buy Cleaner Fuels

Around 38 per cent of particulate matter emissions in the UK come from burning wood and coal in the home, a major contributor to air pollution. (Photo: BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images).

By: Radhakrishna N S

Some of the UK’s leading retailers are taking major steps to encourage their customers to buy cleaner fuels to heat their homes and reduce the impact on their health and the environment. Around 38 per cent of particulate matter emissions in the UK come from burning wood and coal in the home, a major contributor to air pollution. But it is possible to reduce emissions significantly by burning drier, cleaner, more efficient products. Retailers including ASDA and B&Q have been encouraging and incentivising customers to purchase ‘Ready to Burn’ wood and ‘smokeless’ products. More than 50 companies are now signed…

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