Metaldehyde to be banned by 2020

The ban on the outdoor use of metaldehyde, which is used to control slugs in a range of crops and in gardens, will be introduced across Britain from spring 2020.

The move follows advice from the UK Expert Committee on Pesticides and the Health and Safety Executive that metaldehyde poses an unacceptable risk to birds and mammals, the Environment Department (Defra) said.

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