Defra publish the White Paper on Securing the value of Nature or The Natural Choice

It continues to single out peat as an individual sector regulation where all rest is aspirational  .  I wonder what we as an industry have done to attract such persecution by Government . I can understand NGO positions but surely Government is supposed to be balanced  . I wonder if we have failed to communicate that they are exporting our businesses , whilst at same time risking severe damage to gardeners if municipal green waste contains lawn cuttings  and is used in reduced peat  composts . Perhaps now CRD reports  to Health and Safety , the Defra staff have not read the warning recently placed on garden weedkiller products .  My Local Council certainly have not from information sent to me on recycling last week .

It is amazing that there is a there are great chunks on schoolchildren visiting the countryside when in answer to a Parliamentary Question last December, the same Minister said withdrawal of educational access funding for   HLS environmental schemes must take place immediately to help the national monetary crisis  .  Perhaps  we should be grateful that U turns are now normal .

Otherwise some good stuff

http://www.defra.gov.uk/environment/natural/whitepaper/