Glyphosate - the world’s most used herbicide - is sprayed regularly to control unwanted vegetation in public spaces, gardens and in agriculture. It’s rarely used on its own but is an active ingredient in many herbicides, including Monsanto’s ‘Roundup’.
So why are more and more people looking to implement glyphosate alternatives to weed control? Keep reading to find out more.
Why use a glyphosate alternative?
Previous studies have claimed that glyphosate is a ‘probable human carcinogen’. Although these claims have been disputed, public entities, such as councils and contractors, are now looking for a safe and environmentally friendly alternative. For more information on the use of glyphosate and its coverage in the media, head over to our ‘Everything you need to know about glyphosate’ blog post.
What are the alternatives?
There are numerous alternative methods of weed control, including hot water, propane, electricity and traditional methods such as strimming. All of these methods are herbicide-free, safe to use in public areas, on utility sites, or in any space which requires an eco-friendly method of treatment.
Is Foamstream a glyphosate alternative?
Yes. Foamstream is the leading herbicide-free weed killer, using a biodegradable foam that insulates the hot water to ensure the heat is not lost to the atmosphere. As a result of this heat retention, the plant is subjected to a high temperature (above 57˚C) long enough for it to be killed or severely damaged.
Foamstream can also be used for outdoor cleaning tasks including gum and graffiti removal, power washing, and general sanitisation jobs. With its latest high-pressure cleaning and water-only rinse mode functions found on the Foamstream L12, it makes it a worthwhile investment for your organisation for urban cleaning and green space management.
If you have any questions about glyphosate alternatives to weed control, or if you would like to talk to us about Foamstream, please don't hesitate to contact us.