Peat alternatives account for one third of market

Peat accounted for two-thirds of the total UK market for growing media and soil improvers in 1999, according to figures published by the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions on 25 September 1 see table

) .For the first time, the figures include data on consumption by professional growers, as well as consumption by councils, amateur gardeners and landscapers.

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