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News from the Compost Certification Scheme

The latest news from the compost industry

  • Compost Certification Scheme winter '18/'19 newsletter

    We issued our biannual newsletter for the Compost Certification Scheme last week. In this newsletter, we shared news on our Research Hub and Market Development Working Group (MDWG) developments, changes brought in by the CCS Scheme Rules and relevant policy/regulatory updates...

    Posted: 18 February, 2019

  • An opportunity has arisen to propose research project ideas!

    An opportunity has arisen for individuals/organisations to propose research project ideas for projects that the REAL Compost and Biofertiliser Certification Schemes' Research Hub could fund or support...

    Posted: 4 January, 2019

  • REAL CCS reappoints three laboratories in 2019

    Three laboratories have been reappointed this year to undertake PAS 100 testing of compost for the Compost Certification Scheme (CCS). Compost producers will now have a choice of three laboratories to test their compost for certification purposes...

    Posted: 4 January, 2019

  • CCS Scheme Rules version 8 issued today

    Revision of the rules Following a technical review by UKAS, updates to PAS 100, and a consultation process this year, we have finalised the new version of the CCS Scheme Rules...

    Posted: 21 December, 2018

  • CCS update for members - November 2018

    Please find below the November 2018 CCS members update email...

    Posted: 28 November, 2018

  • Discounted copies of BSI PAS 100:2018

    The new version of PAS 100 (BSI PAS 100:2018 Specification for composted materials) can be purchased directly from BSI here or discounted copies can be purchased directly from REAL...

    Posted: 5 November, 2018

  • ZWS Biogas and Composting sectors survey

    Zero Waste Scotland is about to carry out a survey of the biogas and composting sectors in Scotland, which will result in sector reports for each being published in 2019.  To deliver this work, Zero Waste Scotland have commissioned Stonehaven-based Enscape Consulting (http://www.enscape...

    Posted: 30 October, 2018

  • REAL CCS appoints a Technical Advisor

    REAL is pleased to announce that it has appointed Dr Thomas Aspray to act as Technical Advisor to the Compost and Biofertiliser Certification Schemes. Thomas brings many years’ experience to this role, most recently at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh...

    Posted: 29 October, 2018

  • Updated standard to improve quality of compost

    Updated standard to improve quality of compost The quality of certified compost is set to improve The quality standard for compost ‘PAS 100’ has been updated and more quality controls have been introduced The standard was reviewed and revised over two years by a large number o...

    Posted: 19 September, 2018

  • CCS Producers' Forum meeting in November

    The next meeting of the CCS Producers' Forum will be taking place in Birmingham on Wednesday 7th November! The meeting is scheduled to start at 12.00 and finish around 15.00 with lunch provided. The address for the event is Shakespeare Martineau LLP, No 1 Colmore Square, Birmingham, B4 6AA...

    Posted: 10 September, 2018