This consultation ended 18 March 2022.
Summary of outcome
The summary of responses is now available on Gov.UK
We want your views on measures to end the retail sale of peat and peat containing products in horticulture in England and Wales.
UK Government wants your views on:
- measures to end the use of peat and peat containing products in retail horticulture
- each of the proposed measures and how they could operate
- impacts of ending the use of peat and peat containing products in the professional horticulture and wider sectors
Peatlands are an iconic feature of our landscapes and the UK’s largest stores of carbon. The extraction of peat releases carbon dioxide, contributing to climate change. Peat is extracted in the UK for horticultural purposes. Ending the retail sale of peat will protect vulnerable peatlands and help to prevent climate change.
This consultation is being held on gov.uk