Brighton set to ban disposable barbecues under plan to tackle climate change


Brighton and Hove City council has outlined plans to ban the use of disposable barbecues in public as part of its strategy to tackle climate change.

The proposal, one of a number of measures aimed at helping the city become carbon neutral by 2030, has been approved by councillors subject to consultation.

The barbecue ban would apply to beaches, parks and other open spaces.

Other ideas put forward in a document published earlier this week included replacing street lights with LEDs and investment to encourage walking and cycling.

Council figures show the city is likely to still be emitting some 600,000 tonnes of C02 by 2030 – 350,000 tonnes more than its target.

A typical charcoal barbecue for four people emits more greenhouse gases into the environment than the average 80-mile car journey, a study by University of Manchester researchers found in 2019.


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