Calls for council to stop using ‘toxic’ pesticides
Councilors are calling for the use of Glyphosate as a weed killer on council land. The weedkiller often used by contractors kills all plant life and leaves fluorescent orange patches through towns villages and especially highways. Often said it is to be a health and safety reason (ironic) to save operatives from using machinery for too long. Its use has increased by 60% in the last 20 years and now seems an ‘easy way out’ Many county district and parish councils through the UK are now asking for this practice to be reviewed. It is indiscriminate and unsightly as well as deadly to vegetation, and reduces biodiversity.