To light my gas stove, I use either a cheap butane lighter or small sulphur matches. The lighter is refillable and made of plastic, and the matches are made of wood and come in small cardboard boxes. I compost the used matches.
Is there much of a difference as far as greenhouse gas emissions go? Is there obvious environmental concerns with one or the other?
- I assume the stove could probably be lit with a simple spark.
- The lighter would be refilled with butane from a butane can, which originates from fossil fuel (as I understand, either from natural gas or liquefied petroleum gas).