Agenda item

Products containing Glyphosphate

Minutes:

Councillor Logue Moved, Seconded by Councillor McKnight

That     this Council recognises the health and environmental risks associated with Glyphosate, which the World Health Organisation has upgraded to “probably carcinogenic in humans”. Taking this into consideration this Council should cease from using the weed killer and request that all subcontractors employed by Council also cease the use of Glyfos and all products containing Glyphosate in this Council district, in favour of a more environmentally friendly product.


As a Council we pledge to discontinue the use of glyphosate in all operations with the only exception being when dealing with Japanese Knotweed, which will be injected rather than sprayed.


We also pledge to encourage other Statutory Agencies to do likewise.

 

                        After voting by a show of hands the result was unanimous.

 

Subsequently Councillor Logue Moved, Seconded by Councillor McKnight and the Council

 

Resolved       That this Council recognises the health and environmental risks associated with Glyphosate, which the World Health Organisation has upgraded to “probably carcinogenic in humans”. Taking this into consideration this Council should cease from using the weed killer and request that all subcontractors employed by Council also cease the use of Glyfos and all products containing Glyphosate in this Council district, in favour of a more environmentally friendly product.


As a Council we pledge to discontinue the use of glyphosate in all operations with the only exception being when dealing with Japanese Knotweed, which will be injected rather than sprayed.


We also pledge to encourage other Statutory Agencies to do likewise.