Called to action - for peat's sake!

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Published: 5th June 2020

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This is the second in a series of tips from the Diocesan Environmental Group with small steps you can take to help save the planet. This one looks at peat! 

For Peat's Sake!

  • In 2011 our government and UK compost industry agreed to ban peat in garden compost by 2020. It is still widely used.
  • Healthy peat bogs absorb CO2 and are a rich habitat.
  • 95% of UK peat bogs have been damaged or destroyed, giving out CO2.
  • Peat bogs are the most efficient store of carbon after the oceans.

Actions:

Phone or visit your local garden centres and ask if they stock peat free compost. This link gives ideas for a letter to the manager(Eco Church ref: Community & Global Engagement 15)

Make your own compost. 220 litre bins are £13.50 at the moment for Worcestershire residents. Find out more (Eco Church refs: Land 14 for composting at church, and Lifestyle 14 for personal lifestyle tips)

References:

Download a pdf of this tip


Page last updated: 9th June 2020 2:45 PM
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