Peat reduction goals enshrined

New Leaf Sustainability Practice's Charles Drewe has said the Government is not going to give up on peat reduction goals and retailers are beginning to choose products with a lower carbon footprint.

Speaking at the inaugural HTA Bedding Focus Conference, he said: "The future Government will likely affect bedding growers. They are now re-looking at it (peat reduction) and coming up with something that I believe will be a target for amateur use."

He added: "For professional use, yes, there will be a target in that, which I guess will be at least 40 per cent and retail pressure will continue. People are seeing increased sales in peat-reduced and peat-free. They are not going to back down. Environmental concern via pressure groups will grow."


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