Effect on the
The choice to use hot water to control weeds, ensures considerably smaller lifecycle effects (LCA) than the choice to use
herbicides. The life cycle effects created by the method are mostly due to the use of diesel fuel to operate the equipment and the effects are reduced by the high operating efficiency of the equipment.
As the professional community is well aware, the use of glyphosate has been discussed worldwide. In the summer of 2015 The International Agency of Research on Cancer (IARC), a semi-autonomous unit of World Health Organization (WHO)
issued a report stating glyphosate as a substance that “probably causes cancer in people”.
The European Union (EU) gave the use of glyphosate an extension until the end of 2017. In 2017 the EU member states renewed the marketing authorization for further five years after a tight vote, until 2022, while, the European Parliament has given a resolution in which it proposes the phase-out the use of glyphosate by the end of 2022.
Meanwhile many countries and organizations demand a ban for the use of glyphosate and social pressure encourages to choose non-chemical methods to control weeds regardless of legislation.