For peat's sake: Defra eyes ban on peat-based compost sales from 2024

Michael Holder
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The UK is one of the world’s top 10 countries for peatland areas | Credit: Waitrose
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The UK is one of the world’s top 10 countries for peatland areas | Credit: Waitrose

Labour and green groups describe measures as 'damp squib', arguing it does not go far enough to protect and restore habitat-rich carbon stores

Proposals to ban the sale of peat-based compost in the UK from 2024 to help tackle the climate and biodiversity crises have been unveiled today by the government, with Ministers now formally seeking views...

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