Petition Introduce an "Ecological Damage Tax" on Astroturf Lawns / Artificial Grass

Introduce a tax on Astroturf Lawns (either on the import, sale or install) in order to act as a deterrent and encourage land owners towards less damaging and more sustainable "low maintenance" landscaping options that are good for wildlife and climate.

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UK Gardens occupy more land than our Nature Reserves combined and are vital habitats for wildlife, providing food, shelter and a home for so many declining species. Vegetation and soils also store carbon, helping us to meet Paris & COP26 targets. Plastic grass is a rapidly growing trend and is causing loss of habitat, plastic production emissions, added strain on our waste sector, removing natural water retention in soils and aiding flooding. We desperately need a regulation or deterrent.

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