What you can do right now:
Only buy Peat-free compost
When buying compost, the container will usually explain how much Peat is used in the mix. Always opt for 100% Peat-free - if the amount of peat isn't mentioned on the packet, chances are it's not peat-free.
If your local store doesn't stock peat-free alternatives, ask them to consider it.
Contact your MP
Peat bogs need to be protected both nationally, and internationally. Send a message to your local MP asking them to raise the matter in parliament, and support measures to ban peat products being used.
Why is this important?
Peat bogs are an incredibly useful natural carbon sink. This means they lock away carbon that would otherwise be released into the atmosphere.
Peat bogs are also the natural habitat for numerous plant and animal species, extracting peat means the destruction of this vital habitat which has knock on effects for humans too - healthy peat bogs act as giant sponges, soaking up vast amounts of rainwater which helps to prevent flooding.