Petition Tax peat instead of banning it
Now, again, there is a momentum to ban peat. The peat industry uses 3 million cubic meters of peat every year. How this volume will be substituted?
Taxing peat at the point that it is purchased by the horticultural industry will allow the recycling industry to adapt, if it doesn't we as consumers will pay the price and this will very costly. PAS100 compost will not replace peat. Taxing peat will restart projects to develop peat substitutes which collapsed because they couldn't compete with cheap peat. If you tax peat for 5 years, that peat replacement will become competitive again and a complete ban can follow.
I am Technical Manager for an horticultural company that developed, back in 2010/2012, a peat substitute very successfully from the technical point of view.
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