Presenting clear, accurate and useful information to consumers about the content of the compost on offer at garden centers is key in helping people make informed choices about their purchases; the horticulture industry is committed to this principle and HTA's members take consumer labelling incredibly seriously. They never knowingly fail to comply with the law on labelling.
As the coordinators of an industry taskforce working on phasing out peat in bagged compost as early as 2025, the HTA would have been well-placed to assist the Society of Chief Officers of Trading Standards in Scotland (SCOTSS) in understanding how this commitment is being developed into practical action. "Disappointingly, they did not engage with the HTA either before embarking upon their research or writing and publishing the report into their findings," the HTA announces.
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