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Sales of peat compost to gardeners to be banned from 2024

<p>Funding for restoration of peatlands and tripling of tree planting in England also announced</p><p>Sales of peat compost to gardeners will be banned from 2024, the government has said. Ministers will also give £50m to support the restoration of 35,000 hectares of peatland by 2025, about 1% of the UK’s total.</p><p>The UK’s peatlands store three times as much carbon as its forests. But the vast majority are in a degraded state, and are emitting CO<sub>2,</sub> which drives the climate crisis.</p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/may/18/sales-of-peat-compost-to-gardeners-to-be-banned-from-2024">Continue reading...</a>

Funding for restoration of peatlands and tripling of tree planting in England also announced

Sales of peat compost to gardeners will be banned from 2024, the government has said. Ministers will also give £50m to support the restoration of 35,000 hectares of peatland by 2025, about 1% of the UK’s total.

The UK’s peatlands store three times as much carbon as its forests. But the vast majority are in a degraded state, and are emitting CO2, which drives the climate crisis.

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