Waitrose vows to stop selling peat compost next year

The supermarket chain has pledged to sell peat-free alternatives in a bid to encourage more customers to adopt more sustainable practices in their gardens

EU targets ‘zero pollution’ in air, water and soil by 2050

The Zero Pollution Action Plan sets out key 2030 targets to reduce pollution at source and ensure people could all live in a toxic-free environment

‘If global climate warms by 2°C, 230 billion tonnes of CO2 will be released from soils’

That’s the dire warning from the University of Exeter, which says this could cause a catastrophic feedback loop

EU commits to slash pesticide use by 50% by 2030 in green agriculture announcement

The announcement comes as part of a new roadmap to make farming and agriculture more sustainable

Soil and agriculture ‘can play major role in mitigating climate change’

The United Nations Environment Programme says agricultural practices can be used to store ‘vast amounts of atmospheric carbon in the soil’

‘Soil can store dirt-y gases if managed properly’

If soils are not managed properly, nitrous oxide emissions can offset greenhouse gas sink benefits