Horticultural Week Magazine 17 Jan 08
Finding the Right Balance for Growing Media
Environmental Responsibility

According to Catherine Dawson, Chair of the Growing Media Association, latest research shows retail buyers and consequently consumers have even more responsibility to act on the environment when choosing their growing media.

She says, " Its not just about habitat loss anymore. Undisturbed peatland has been found to store more carbon than the entire biomass of the world -once you start to harvest a peat-land that carbon is emitted.

It is incumbent on garden centre managers to bring that into their thinking when choosing products to stock."

Horticultural Coir Ltd is an active member of the Growing Media Association of UK and the Horticultural Trades Association and The Commercial Horticulture Association.