Bunnings stores are now open for business across the country, and with more people getting out into their gardens for spring weedkiller sales are set to hit their seasonal peak. That means more glyphosate heading off Bunnings' shelves into your neighbour’s garden.
Bunnings says it gives customers choice, offering glyphosate-free options. But when you search the Bunnings website for weed killers, Roundup dominates the options. And as with all retail, product placement, shelf space and staff recommendations all have a huge influence over what gets sold and sprayed around our streets.
So we’ve got a plan, but it requires your help. We want to compile a crowd-sourced dossier of evidence to expose Bunnings’ bias towards Roundup and glyphosate products. We’re calling it the Bunnings Files. We’ll then use this intel to create a wave of public pressure that the CEO of Bunnings won’t be able to ignore.
Can you be a Bunnings secret shopper and help gather evidence for The Bunnings Files?
We’ve created a quick and easy survey for you to fill out next time you visit your local Bunnings. When you walk through the Bunnings gardening aisle, what’s the first weeding product that catches your eye? How much shelf space is dedicated to dangerous glyphosate products compared to other non-toxic products? When you ask staff for recommendations what do they suggest?
We’ll then use this evidence from across Australia to determine whether Bunnings really offers customers choice or if some products are pushed harder than others.
Can’t make it to a Bunnings store in person? No worries! Bunnings care about its friendly customer based reputation so much it’s promised to read and respond to all feedback submitted via its website.
Let’s flood Bunnings feedback form demanding they take all toxic glyphosate products off the shelves!
Giving feedback via Bunnings website will only take you a minute and we’ve prepared suggestions on things you can say to make it super easy. And once Bunnings have replied to your feedback you can forward that to us to include as evidence in The Bunnings Files!
Almost 45,000 SumOfUs members have already joined you in signing the petition telling Bunnings to drop Roundup. Whether you’re able to visit a store in person, or submit feedback online, now is a crucial time to ramp up the pressure on Bunnings because stores are reopening post lockdowns and our family, friends and neighbours are getting out into their gardens.