Work is going on at a pace to transform a large area of scrubland at our production facility near Tetbury into useful production space. In doing so we’ve tried hard to work with nature – which explains the presence of newt fences in both pictures. In addition we’ve preserved the badger setts in the banking which surrounds the new area.
The investment in expanded production space is a direct result of continuing high – and growing – demand for our peat-free products and follows a substantial investment earlier in the year in a highly sophisticated new bagging line.
In 2011, the British Government pledged to phase out the use of peat in garden products by 2020 and in commercial use by 2030. The future is peat-free – and Melcourt is leading the way.