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Glyphosate (Round-up) Ban by uk Councils

Glyphosate (Round-up) Ban by uk Councils

I'm calling on the Governments of both Westminster and the Scottish Government to ban the use by almost every council in the UK, that uses this dangerous herbicide in such copious amounts.

Why is this important?

Thousands and thousands of gallons of this potentially dangerous herbicide is ruining our towns the length and breadth of Britain. In a time of loosing something like 40 million birds and flying insects dropping some 70odd%. We are killing every wild flower on every grass verge, park path, walkway, council garden and road verge.
This spraying is both destructive to our wildlife, costly at some £10.000 a year in renfrewshire alone as well as being a total eyesore.
What environmental official endorses a product at such expense, potentially linked to cancer as well as leaving such a hideous sight, in the form of burnt brown grass?
Our bees are already in such peril from lack of food. Dandelion is a vital source of food. What we desperately need is a campaign to change perceptions. A flower is a flower not a weed. We need as many as we can get if we are to save ourselves as well as our wild creatures.

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Reasons for signing

  • The loss of biodiversity is just as much a threat to us as CO2 emissions...glyphosate is a culprit!
  • We need to be rewilding rather than poisoning the environment
  • A carcinogen, stays in the soil for years and affects wildlife. Why on earth would anyone think this was okay to use ?

Updates

2020-06-17 12:57:04 +0100

20,000 signatures reached

2020-06-06 09:53:25 +0100

10,000 signatures reached

2019-05-10 07:33:17 +0100

5,000 signatures reached

2019-04-30 13:18:14 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2019-04-30 08:49:16 +0100

500 signatures reached

2019-04-30 01:28:05 +0100

100 signatures reached

2019-04-29 23:59:34 +0100

50 signatures reached

2019-04-29 23:46:36 +0100

25 signatures reached

2019-04-29 23:13:03 +0100

10 signatures reached