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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.

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• 3 million cubic metres of peat sold for horticultural use annually in UK, ⅓ from UK peatlands (IUCN
• 20 million tonnes carbon dioxide lost to atmosphere annually from UK’s damaged peatlands (IUCN
• Peatland destruction releasing vast amounts of CO2 (New Scientist
• Peatlands support many important species & unique ecosystems (IUCN

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