Sales of peat for use on private gardens and allotments will be banned in England from 2024

Barry White

After years of campaigning, the government has finally banned the sale of peat-based compost in our shops from 2024 (see: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/aug/27/englands-gardeners-to-be-banned-from-using-peat-based-compost). Along with other environmental campaigning organisations, Countryside Charity, the CPRE has long been warning of the severe environmental damage from selling peat in commercial compost, and after a consultation where over 95% of the public backed the ban, the government has agreed. Continue reading “Sales of peat for use on private gardens and allotments will be banned in England from 2024”

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