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Why is the UK moving towards using Peat Free compost in 2024?

The UK is moving towards using Peat Free compost in 2024 to address the environmental concerns associated with peat extraction.

Peatlands are valuable ecosystems that act as carbon sinks, support biodiversity, and provide essential ecosystem services. Peat extraction for horticultural use contributes to habitat destruction, carbon dioxide emissions, and the loss of valuable wildlife habitats. By transitioning to Peat Free compost, the UK aims to protect peatlands and reduce the carbon footprint of gardening and horticultural practices.

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