TITLE

Peat has highest CO2 emissions

PUB. DATE
August 2010
SOURCE
ENDS (Environmental Data Services);Aug2010, Issue 427, p30
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on a study concerning greenhouse gas emissions of horticultural growing media which indicate peat has the highest carbon dioxide (CO2 emissions. Other media such as composted green waste, coir and wood emit small or negative carbon. Peat is said to hold a substantial carbon footprint caused by the decay of its fossil carbon content as well as its transport requirement. It adds that the government is yet to reach its target of being 90% peat free come 2010.
ACCESSION #
72282515

 

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