The use of toxic weedkillers like glyphosate is sadly rife in the UK. The problem is they don’t just kill weeds, they destroy everything around them including the insects we rely on to pollinate and give life.

Crazy isn’t it. The fact is we get into habits, sometimes passed down within families, maybe from a time when we didn’t know any better. It’s so important that we break those habits and all do our bit to reverse the damage being done to our eco systems. Latest reports show that around one million animal and plant species are now threatened with extinction, many within decades

Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them - AA Milne

Things you can do instead:

As with all these things, it’s so important to not only change your own habits but to share what you’re doing with your friends and families. Tell them why you’ve chosen not to use glyphosate in your outdoor space and love nature instead.

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