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Benn urges clearer packaging for compost containing peat

Environment Secretary Hilary Benn has urged garden centres and retailers to help protect the environment by clearly marking packaging where peat is contained in compost.Peat dug up in Britain for garden compost releases almost half a million tonnes of carbon dioxide each year, which is equivalent to the carbon dioxide produced by 100,000 cars.Benn said: Peat harvested for gardening seriously damages rare wildlife habitats and contributes to climate ...