Council Responds To Calls For Pesticides To Be Banned

Wednesday 15th June 2016

eastbourne buzz news - Town hall

The future use of glyphosates as a pesticide in Eastbourne could rest with the EU.

The Borough Council’s responded to a petition set up by 38Degrees calling for them to be banned in town, with campaigners saying they offer a danger to children, animals, bees and plants.

A spokesperson for the authority has said, “An EU decision over the use continued authorisation of glyphosates is due later this month. We are researching other methods of weed control and will review our use of this weedkiller once that ruling is made.”

The number of people who’ve signed the petition has now risen to 550.

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