A study by the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology estimates 1.4 billion kg of air pollutants were removed by woodlands, plants, grasslands and other vegetation in the UK in 2015.
It also revealed this saved the UK around £1 billion by avoiding potential health costs.
In fact, it’s estimated there were 7100 fewer lung and heart-related hospital admissions, 27,000 fewer life years lost and 1900 fewer premature deaths in 2015.
That’s why Greenbelt’s work on new home developments all across the UK is so important.
Not only do our land maintenance services create and protect a wonderful natural environment for residents and help boost property values, they also play a vital part in protecting the planet and our health.
Find out more about Greenbelt here.