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Glyphosate restrictions and bans around the world – also included other pesticide restrictions which might not be glyphosate specific but effectively stop its use. UK: Shaftsbury, Dorset – The council has banned the use of glyphosate http://www.shaftesburytowncouncil.co.uk/what-we-do/news/item/shaftesbury-leads-way-inbanning-toxic-weedkiller-from-public-spaces Brighton – In March 2016 Brighton & Hove Council voted unanimously to ban the use of glyphosate and move to pesticide free methods http://www.pan-uk.org/news/brighton-hove-to-stop-usingglyphosate Hammersmith & Fulham – The London Borough has decided to go pesticide free and is now trialling non-pesticide methods. This makes it the first London Borough to do so. http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/council-to-stop-spraying-parks-with-health-risk-weedkiller-a3262826.html Bristol – Glyphosate free trial going ahead in Ashley District for an update on the trial please see the second link http://www.bristolgreenparty.org.uk/news/glyphosate-free-ashley-trial http://www.pan-uk.org/news/has-bristol-non-herbicide-weed-control-trial-been-designed-to-fail Glastonbury – Council votes to stop the use of glyphosate https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1131627070200447&id=204401476256349& substory_index=0 Erewash - Erewash Borough Council has stopped using glyphosate weedkillers containing polyethoxylated tallow amines (POEA), or tallow, which, some evidence suggests, is toxic to human cells and amphibious wildlife http://www.nottinghampost.com/Erewash-Borough-Council-axes-useallegedly-toxic/story-27998299-detail/story.html#ixzz3sbbW27LD

Aberdeen – using hot water to reduce pesticide use http://www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/CouncilNews/ci_cns/pr_weedkiller_230715.asp Edinburgh – stopping the use of glyphosate following public concerns about carcinogenic nature of glyphosate http://www.hortweek.com/councils-alternative-weed-control-movehailed/landscape/article/1374960 Frome – the local council has banned the use of glyphosate http://www.frometowncouncil.gov.uk/ftc-bans-glyphosate-with-immediate-effect-following-freshapproach-at-last-nights-council-meeting/ http://www.somersetlive.co.uk/weed-killer-linked-tobirth-defects-and-kidney-failure-banned-by-town-councillors/story-29517271-detail/story.html


Europe: The European Union – Has banned the use of the toxic POEL as a co-formulant in glyphosate products and has outlined non-binding guidelines on stopping and reducing the use of glyphosate in public spaces http://www.ecowatch.com/eu-bans-glyphosate-co-formulant-monsanto1917259116.html Italy – has restricted and banned the use of glyphosate in areas frequented by the public http://www.pan-europe.info/press-releases/2016/08/italy-places-important-restrictions-useglyphosate Malta – Has announced that it will be the first EU country to adopt a complete ban on the use of glyphosate http://www.truth-out.org/buzzflash/commentary/malta-likely-to-become-firsteuropean-country-to-ban-glyphosate France – Has banned the use of all pesticides in public parks, forests and gardens http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/12/29/france-bans-pesticides-in-public-green-spaces.html France – restrictions in place on sales to the public, no longer in self-service aisles but behind (under) the counter. France will ban all non-agricultural pesticides by 2020 so glyphosate will no longer be available to the public. There are already over 400 pesticide free towns in France, a further 400 with restrictions on pesticide use in public places. http://www.newsweek.com/france-bans-salemonsantos-roundup-garden-centers-after-un-names-it-probable-343311 France will also ban glyphosate regardless of whether it is approved for use in the EU http://www.globalresearch.ca/france-to-ban-glyphosate-regardless-of-eu-vote/5526489 Netherlands – Has banned non-commercial use of glyphosate to come into effect later this year http://www.collective-evolution.com/2015/05/30/why-the-netherlands-just-banned-monsantosglyphosate-based-herbicides/ Germany – The REWE retail group in Germany has stopped selling glyphosate products http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2015/aug/07/supermarkets-garden-centresweedkiller-ban-cancer-glyphosate-monsanto Germany - Germany’s state ministers decided to take action when it was announced that they had drafted a resolution for the for “the supply to and use (of glyphosate) by private persons to be banned for precautionary reasons http://www.march-against-monsanto.com/german-states-callfor-eu-wide-ban-on-monsantos-roundup/ Switzerland – Two Swiss retailers, Coop and Migros, have stopped selling glyphosate products https://www.organicconsumers.org/news/swiss-supermarkets-stop-sales-glyphosate-over-healthconcerns Belgium – Many of the municipalities in Belgium will be pesticide free by 2017. No spraying of glyphosate or any other pesticide in public areas.


Denmark – The Working Environment Authority has declared glyphosate to be a carcinogen following the WHO report. This means that “The work inspectors in Denmark listed Roundup as carcinogenic, meaning that they will demand that due care is taken when used, and they will recommend a change to other less toxic chemicals,” - however, there is no ban in place, but the possibility of restrictions in agricultural use could be on the agenda. Luxembourg – 42 Communes in Luxembourg have banned the use of pesticides http://www.wort.lu/en/luxembourg/nature-conservation-42-communes-in-luxembourg-banpesticide-use-56967ccd0da165c55dc5125b Spain - Barcelona has banned the use of glyphosate in public parks and other areas http://www.gmwatch.org/news/latest-news/16617-barcelona-bans-glyphosate-in-public-parks Spain – A number of other regions in Spain have now banned glyphosate including Madrid http://sustainablepulse.com/2016/03/29/spanish-regions-agree-to-ban-glyphosate-herbicides-overhealth-fears/#.V5Ili_krKUk Germany – Hamburg has stopped the use of glyphosate http://m.welt.de/regionales/hamburg/article151152853/Hamburg-stoppt-Einsatz-vonGlyphosat.html

North America: Canada – 8 of 10 Canadian Provinces has in place some form of restriction on the use of nonessential cosmetic pesticides including glyphosate. These cannot be used in public areas or by the public out of doors. See Toronto case study http://www.pan-uk.org/images/pft/toronto-pesticidebylaw.pdf USA - there are a number of pending court actions being taken by people who suspect they have been poisoned by glyphosate California – has decided that all Roundup products and others containing glyphosate will be labelled as “Cancer Causing” http://www.mintpressnews.com/monsanto-stunned-california-confirmsroundup-will-be-labeled-cancer-causing/209513/ Minneapolis – the parks department has banned the use of glyphosate and switched to using goats http://www.southwestjournal.com/news/parks/2016/04/park-board-moves-ahead-with-goatsglyphosate-ban/ Taos County, New Mexico – is considering a ban http://www.taosnews.com/news/article_7e1e3cc6-4484-11e6-85ff-0f2daf9848e3.html Montgomery County, Maryland - https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/md-politics/mocobecomes-first-major-locality-to-ban-cosmetic-pesticides-from-lawns/2015/10/06/ccb5df9a-6c5511e5-b31c-d80d62b53e28_story.html


Reno, Nevada – City begins a pesticide free pilot programme http://www.mynews4.com/news/local/story/City-of-Reno-beginning-pesticide-freepilot/DjzP_8LT6kStMYejN8ruOQ.cspx Boulder, Colorado – Banned glyphosate in 2011 http://www.boulderweekly.com/article14694-the-new-ddt.html Thousand Oaks, California – bans use of glyphosate on city golf courses http://www.toacorn.com/news/2015-0813/Community/City_opts_against_using_Roundup_at_golf_course.html Montgomery, Maryland – MD members ask hospital to stop use of landscape pesticides including glyphosate http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/council/news/pr/pr_details.html Laguna Hills, California - Tracy Madlener, a mother of two, who got her neighbourhood in Laguna Hills, California to eliminate the use of Roundup, a widely-used weedkiller. http://beyondpesticides.org/dailynewsblog/2015/05/california-mom-successfully-getscancer-causing-herbicide-eliminated-from-community-you-can-too/ Richmond, California - the ordinance and protect the health of the community, Tuesday, the Richmond City Council will consider a 12-month ban on all toxic pesticides, including glyphosate http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/29244-will-richmond-reject-roundup-the-case-for-banningglyphosate Takoma Park, Maryland - the Takoma Park, Maryland City Council on July 22, 2013 unanimously passed the Safe Grow Act of 2013, which generally restricts the use of cosmetic lawn pesticides on both private and public property throughout the Maryland city http://beyondpesticides.org/dailynewsblog/2013/07/cosmetic-lawn-pesticide-use-outlawed-acrosstakoma-park-maryland/ Maine - A number of Maine towns have adopted local ordinances to control pesticide use. http://www.maine.gov/dacf/php/pesticides/public/municipal_ordinances.shtml and http://www.theforecaster.net/south-portland-to-propose-pesticide-restrictions/ Connecticut - Many Connecticut towns have adopted bans or restrictions on pesticide use on lawns

and gardens. The state of Connecticut has already put in place Public Act 09-56 to eliminate the use pesticides in K-8 schools. http://www.organiclandcare.net/organic-towns Cuyahoga County, Oregon – banned use of pesticides on County property and introduced IPM plan http://council.cuyahogacounty.us/pdf_council/en-US/Legislation/Ordinances/2012/O2011-0047.pdf New York State Parks and Recreation – Measures to stop or minimize pesticide use on areas under their control http://www.beyondpesticides.org/assets/media/documents/documents/OPRHPPesticideReduction Policy.pdf Village of New Paltz, New York – prohibition of pesticide use on all land controlled by the Village http://www.beyondpesticides.org/assets/media/documents/lawn/activist/NewPaltzNYfinalpolicy.pd f


Rockland, New York – prohibition on pesticide use on land under their control

http://www.beyondpesticides.org/assets/media/documents/lawn/activist/RocklandCountyNYpolicy. pdf Westchester County, New York – Pesticide free parks approach http://www.beyondpesticides.org/assets/media/documents/lawn/activist/SunsetLaw.pdf New Jersey – Has a range of State and local policies aimed at promoting IPM and phasing out or reducing significantly pesticide use http://www.beyondpesticides.org/resources/statepages/nj/pesticide-policies Greenbelt, Maryland – All public lands managed organically http://www.beyondpesticides.org/assets/media/documents/states/md/City%20of%20Greenbelt.pdf Marblehead, Massachusetts - All public lands managed organically http://www.beyondpesticides.org/assets/media/documents/documents/MarbleheadOPM%20REGS %2012%2022%2005.pdf City of Lawrence, Kansas – Pesticide Free Parks http://lawrenceks.org/lprd/parks/ipm Connecticut – Law prohibiting use of pesticides on any school grounds Brandford, Connecticut – Organic land management on all public lands http://beyondpesticides.org/dailynewsblog/2009/01/branford-ct-finds-success-with-organicplaying-fields/ Greenwich, Connecticut – organic playing fields http://beyondpesticides.org/dailynewsblog/2008/04/connecticut-town-bans-pesticides-on-athleticfields/ Plainville, Connecticut – “THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT the health of the citizens of Plainville, their water, the environment and Long Island Sound will benefit without further impact from the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides at Paderewski Park. And the Town Council urges all citizens to voluntarily refrain from the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides and so encourages the use of organic lawn care.” http://www.beyondpesticides.org/assets/media/documents/documents/paderewski%20park%20re solution.pdf Durango, Colorado - Organically managed lands http://www.beyondpesticides.org/assets/media/documents/states/co/documents/OrganicallyMana gedLandsResolution.pdf Bermuda – an outright ban on all imports of glyphosate which will amount to a slow phasing out of use as supplies run down http://naturalsociety.com/bermuda-suspends-glyphosate-ridden-roundupindefinitely/


Bermuda – has maintained a ban on the use of glyphosate and is considering extending it to neonicotinoids http://www.royalgazette.com/news/article/20170113/weedkillerban-will-not-be-lifted California - Glyphosate, the primary ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup and other herbicides, will be labelled as cancer-causing, California's environmental agency said. http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2015/09/08/California-to-list-chemical-in-Monsantos-Roundupas-carcinogenic/7481441724696/

Latin America: Colombia – Following the WHO report Colombia has decided to stop the use of glyphosate in aerial spraying for the eradication of illegal coca plantations http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latinamerica-32677411 Brazil – Is considering a ban in light of the WHO report and is currently looking to reassess the status of glyphosate. A draft bill has been submitted to their Parliament. http://sustainablepulse.com/2014/03/26/brazils-federal-public-prosecutor-requests-total-banglyphosate-herbicides/#.VeQqdPlVikq Argentina – 30 000 Argentinian health experts have called for a total ban in the use of glyphosate there. http://anonhq.com/union-of-30000-doctors-in-latin-america-wants-monsanto-banned/ El Salvador – has passed a motion to ban glyphosate but it has not yet been signed into law http://en.centralamericadata.com/en/article/home/El_Salvador_Confirmation_to_Be_Given_on_Ba n_of_Agrochemicals Asia: Sri Lanka – Has introduced a complete ban on the use of glyphosate. http://www.publicintegrity.org/2014/03/13/14418/sri-lanka-bans-monsanto-herbicide-citingpotential-link-deadly-kidney-disease

Australia: The City of Stirling - http://www.communitynews.com.au/news/Fears-over-weedkiller/7681253 A motion was passed on December 8 to stop the use of the controversial chemical on natural areas until councillors had formally considered the matter.

New Zealand: Christchurch – the city council has voted to ban the use of glyphosate in areas accessible to the public http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA1606/S00416/councils-should-follow-christchurch-putpublic-safety-first.htm

Glyphosate - Restrictions and Bans Around the World  

A list of the locations where glyphosate is restricted or banned.