Public pesticide ban gaining support on London borough councils

A total of 139 councillors have been elected across London who support stopping the use of pesticides in public places

Worker using Foamstream to kill weeds
The London Borough of Southwark uses Foamstream – hot water and vegetable oil – to kill weeds rather than herbicides

A total of 139 councillors have been elected across London who support stopping the use of pesticides in public places.

Almost 400 candidates across the major parties signed up to the Pesticides Action Network (PAN) UK pledge ahead of Thursday’s local elections. All councillors elected to Richmond and Lambeth councils signed up, as did winners in half of the capital’s 32 boroughs. However, the number of supporters is still small compared to the 1,828 borough councillors elected overall.

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