Petition Ban the use of peat in gardening and horticulture
Peat is vital in fighting climate & ecological breakdown, as peat bogs store vast amounts of carbon and provide wildlife habitat. Using peat based compost destroys peat bogs. We need to ban the use of peat in gardening & horticulture.
• 3 million cubic metres of peat sold for horticultural use annually in UK, ⅓ from UK peatlands (IUCN http://bit.ly/peat-extraction-horticulture)
• 20 million tonnes carbon dioxide lost to atmosphere annually from UK’s damaged peatlands (IUCN http://bit.ly/peat-climate)
• Peatland destruction releasing vast amounts of CO2 (New Scientist http://bit.ly/peatland-destruction)
• Peatlands support many important species & unique ecosystems (IUCN http://bit.ly/peat-species)
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