City looking at replacing glyphosates (Round-up)

Friends of Roseburn Park recently brought up with City Council our concerns about the use of glyphosates in controlling weeds and borders in the park, particularly around the play area.  Glyphosates are the active ingredient in the popular herbicide, Round-up.  Recently the World Health Organisation has upgraded glyphosates to “probable carcinogen”, which is the second highest risk category for chemicals in relation to cancer.

The Council has since announced that they are exploring alternative ways of controlling weeds in order to phase out the use of this weed-killer: