Poll: UK Gardeners Support Peat Alternatives
Twenty-plus influential gardeners in the United Kingdom were polled about whether or not they use peat in their gardens. The overwhelming results show consumers favor alternatives to peat and support their government's goal of phasing out peat prod
April 25, 2011
The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds polled 27 influential gardeners, broadcasters and writers in the United Kingdom about whether they use peat in their gardens. According to The Yorkshire Post, 80 percent of those polled use little or no peat in their garden and two-thirds agree with the UK government’s goal of phasing out peat products.
UK conservationists say extracting peat for use in gardens, much of which comes from Ireland and the Baltic, leads to carbon dioxide emissions and damages natural habitats and wildlife.
Learn more about peat’s sustainability in Greenhouse Grower’s 2010 Peat Report.