Why use peat free potting compost?
Lowland peat bogs and their wild life are threatened through peat extraction for garden composts. Dragonflies, butterflies, birds and other wildlife depend on peat bogs for survival. Across the globe, peat covers about 3% of global land surface, yet the amount of carbon stored within it is enormous – equivalent to twice that of all the world’s forests combined. Peat develops very slowly, and takes 1000 years to replace. Digging it up removes a vast carbon sink and means more of the stored carbon finds its way back into the atmosphere.
In Congleton ‘Streetscape’ and the ‘In Bloom’ team use all ‘peat-free’ compost in their schemes.
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