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To: HM Government
Ban the sale or use of disposable barbecues in the UK
Ban the sale or use of disposable barbecues and "Sky lanterns" in the UK because of their fire-starting capability.
Why is this important?
Wildfires started by barbecues are a danger to human and wildlife, property, livelihoods. People can not be relied on to use them responsibly, so their sale or use must be banned. Drier conditions mean the countryside is going to continue to be liable to burn, and there are currently damaging fires burning in Wareham Forest, Dorset https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-52799505 and Hatfield Moor, Yorkshire, https://naturalengland.blog.gov.uk/2020/05/26/hatfield-moors-fire/
Recent years have seen huge fires on Marsden Moor, and at many other locations throughout the UK, which will take years for nature to recover from. Particularly hard hit at this time of year will be ground nesting birds.
Use the countryside by all means, but take sandwiches or other cold food. Cook your sausages and burgers at home. Please don't start fires.