Whether you’ve got a garden, terrace, small patio or are taking the family to the beach, park or countryside camping, a barbecue is THE summer accessory. Two in three households own a barbecue and as summer has started early for many of us, they will get more use than usual.
But according to experts at Kew Gardens, most of the 40,000 tonnes of charcoal we get through each year (and the figures are growing) derive from un-sustainable sources. In 1997 the barbecue market was worth £150 million, today it’s a £7billion industry.
So what does that mean for green BBQs?