Good reasons for RPP certification

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Authors: 
Maureen Kuenen
Book (published in): 
Abstracts IPS Jubilee 2018
Venue: 
Rotterdam
Year: 
2018
Keywords: 
RPP certified peat, RPP Chain of Custody, RPP label, mainstream in Europe

Summary:

Foundation Responsibly Produced Peat, a multi-stakeholder organisation of peat industry, scientists NGOs, has been established in August 2013.

This 5 year anniversary is a good occasion to look back at the vision and mission of RPP, to take stock of where we are today, and draw a plan for the future. When you think about it, it seems a crazy plan to distinguish and certify peat from responsibly managed peatlands from peat from other sources. You can’t see any difference on the material itself. And how to make criteria that have to be applicable in all EU countries?

Nevertheless, several parties saw possibilities here and nowadays...