RPP launches Responsibly Produced Peat

WESTLAND, Netherlands: Responsibly Produced Peat (RPP) has this month launched Europe’s first mark to make it easier for B2B customers to find peat that offers a good deal for people and planet.

RPP said that currently four growing media companies have earned RPP recognition : Lentse & Slingerland Potgrond from the Netherlands, Greenyard Horticulture from Belgium and Compo and Euflor from Germany. They meet all the standards to bring RPP labelled products onto the market.

The RPP label is a guarantee that the peat incorporated in the growing medium products is sourced  from RPP certified peat extraction fields. The peat has been produced in compliance with stringent criteria on peatland selection, extraction and responsibilities for the area after use. The RPP certification scheme does not allow peat extraction from valuable peatlands with High Conservation Values, nor negative impact on these areas. In addition, it strongly prioritises extraction from degraded peatlands and restoration after extraction. Peat producing companies and locations are always assessed by an independent inspector.

Foundation Responsibly Produced Peat is a European organisation where international parties from peat industry, NGOs and scientists are involved. RPP has established a reliable, transparent certification system for responsible production of peat which is used as a valuable constituent for growing media.

For more information please visit: www.responsiblyproducedpeat.org

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