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Growing Media Association Policy

GMA, peat, and the environment 

The Growing Media Association (GMA) represents the majority of UK and some Irish suppliers of growing media into the UK horticultural market. The GMA is committed to environmental responsibility and to reducing the usage of peat for environmental reasons.

The GMA members are committed to minimising the environmental impact of their businesses. Peat reduction is part of this commitment, and the GMA accepts that reducing peat use will make a small contribution to cutting emissions, and that peatland habitats and wildlife are affected by peat extraction, so efforts need to be made to implement restoration and after-use schemes.