Stop the use of the controversial weedkiller glyphosate in public area

Stop the use of the controversial weedkiller glyphosate in public area

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Susan Dowling started this petition to Breckland District Council

We are asking Breckland Council to follow other councils, and stop using the controversial weedkiller glyphosate (Roundup) on our pavements, green spaces and estate gardens, and employ safe and environmentally friendly methods of weed control instead.

 30 councils in the UK have banned glyphosate or are phasing it out.

There are many safe alternatives. For example, foam stream - made from natural plant oils and sugars making it safe for use around people, animals and delicate environments. The foam has been cleared for use as organic, non-toxic and safe by many regulatory bodies around the world. It is also an effect method of removing graffiti. 

Glyphosate, a chemical found in pesticides, has been linked to neurodevelopmental, kidney and liver problems and behavioural issues in children. In May 2015, the World Health Organisation concluded that glyphosate was ‘probably carcinogenic’ to humans. Many Norfolk residents are concerned about the use of this pesticide in areas where our children and pets come into contact with it after spraying on paths and pavements.

What do we want?

We are simply asking the leader of Breckland Council to consider the concerns of the people in Norfolk and  work with council contractors to stop the spraying of glyphosate, and use safe and environmentally friendly methods of weed control instead.

Please join us and sign our petition now.
 
 


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