Sunshine Coast Council to Phase out Weedkiller

Jul 22, 2015

The Sunshine Coast Council plans to phase out the use of controversial pesticide glyphosate - the active ingredient in Round Up - and introduce natural ways to control weeds, even though regulators from the State Government and CSIRO do not require them to.

Parks manager Mark Presswell says council is concerned that research has shown glyphosate is a health hazard and harmful to the environment.

He says they have reduced usage of the chemical by 20 per cent in the last two years.

"We were using around 560 litres a year, we're around the 400 mark now," he said. 

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