Commercial peat extraction in central Scotland

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Still going on in a big scale. Loss of biodiversity and large emissions of CO2. What are the markets? Still being sold for gardens. Good discussion about the issues going on this morning on the Rewilding Scotland Facebook group. "Does anyone know much about peat harvesting, i.e. does it have any real redeeming features? I live in the countryside east of Airdrie, where there is actually quite a lot of native regeneration/planting, but as you head into the more landward areas, there are large 'peat farms'. It seems like a horrific waste of carbon,for no use other than ornamental gardening."
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Done Suggested by: Donald McPhillimy Upvoted: 02 Apr Comments: 2

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