PEAT fact for today

The Carbon Dioxide emitted from all the peat extracted from UK bogs  for horticulture is equivalent to that emitted by 1650 HGV lorries per year .
There are 450,000  HGV lorries   which means we ‘horticulture destroyers’ emit the same as 0.37 % of UK HGV lorry fleet .
( calculations based on figures/references  in the two reports below)   The calculation for English bogs is impossible as Defra do not know the figures