Peat has been used for years, mainly as a fuel but also in compost.
It takes thousands of years for peat to be formed, as the decay process of vegetation is slowed by the lack of oxygen. This makes it an unsustainable product, known by many as a fossil fuel.
Here is an infographic explaining why we need to be using peat-free compost.
For peat-free compost vist www.compostdirect.com/mulch/p25
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