Ma­jor re­tail­ers join the Ready to Burn pro­gramme

Country Smallholding - - December News -

FOL­LOW­ING THE re­cent launch of the govern­ment’s Clean Air Strat­egy, which re­vealed that burn­ing wood and coal is a ma­jor contributor to air pol­lu­tion (38% of emis­sions), ma­jor stores, in­clud­ing ASDA and B& Q, along­side more than 50 oth­ers, have signed up to the Ready to Burn pro­gramme, which makes it eas­ier for cus­tomers to buy drier, cleaner and more ef­fi­cient prod­ucts. En­vi­ron­ment Min­is­ter Thérèse Cof­fey com­mented: “I en­cour­age all stores to fol­low their lead, and for all users to stop burn­ing wet wood and smoky coal to re­duce the amount of harm­ful pol­lu­tion to which they un­wit­tingly ex­pose them­selves, their fam­i­lies and the en­vi­ron­ment. Dried wood and smoke­less coal make for a bet­ter fire both heat­wise and health­wise.” Look out for the Ready to Burn logo on wood fu­els be­fore you buy, or visit www.ready­to­burn. org.

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