Suez Environnement, the owner of Sita UK, is trying out the new horse-drawn bin lorries in cities across France – saving petrol money and therefore carbon dioxide emissions.
Anyone actually have access to a decent calculation on this?
My starting assumption would be that 1 horsepower from a horse very definitely emits more CO2-e than 1 horsepower from an ICE.
I would go on an assume that picking up trash using a horse emits more than doing so with an ICE…..but that\’s the bit that I hope someone would be able to check?
I\’m equally sure that as emissions are currently reported a horse emits less. For we don\’t count emissions from the horse, from the land used to grow food for the horse, from the fertiliser used on that land and so on.
So my assumption (and as I asay, it\’s an assumption which I\’d love to have tested) is that this system will lead to higher emissions while recording lower emissions.
Making people think they\’re aiding in solving the problem while actually making it worse.