United Kingdom: RSPB call for a tax on gardeners for using peat

Telegraph: Peat bogs are full of rare wildlife and suck up carbon, helping to tackle climate change. However the vital natural habitats, including many bogs in Ireland, are being dug up for compost to spread on gardens. Peat bogs in upland areas of the UK such as the Penines and Exmoor have already been destroyed by demand for the fertile soil and the problem is now moving to Eastern Europe. The compost is considered so environmentally damaging that the Government has asked garden centres to phase......

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