In 2015 – following a resolution made by Green Councillors Alyson Black and Emma George – Glastonbury became the first UK Council to ban traditional, chemical herbicides such as glyphosate. This film looks at the alternative weed-control method that Glastonbury Town Council has chosen: Foamstream.
Glastonbury Town Council’s resolution to ban chemical herbicides and use a plant-based alternative has been used as an example by both Bristol City Council and Shaftesbury Town Council in their moves to change from chemical herbicides to more environmentally friendly solutions; the Green Councillor’s initiative has been praised by literally thousands of people on social media and Glastonbury’s story has featured in articles and publications.
If you would like your Council to ban chemical herbicides – please share and re-post this video. Let’s show that there is a different way of doing things for the common good!
Town hails weed control after banning chemical from Horticulture Week (29 April 2016).