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News from the Compost Certification Scheme

The latest news from the compost industry

  • PAS100 revision and the next CCS Producers' Forum

    We are very pleased to announce that we begin the revision process of PAS100 this year!  The subject of the ‘PAS100 review’ or ‘PAS100 revision’ has been a hot topic for several years. This standard was last revised and published in 2011...

    Posted: 6 June, 2017

  • Updated compost quality standard to support farmers and growers

    Updated compost quality standard to support farmers and growers REAL has initiated a revision to the compost quality standard BSI PAS100:2011 The revision process has been agreed and technical author appointed Next step: Consultation with stakeholders including regulators, the organics re...

    Posted: 6 June, 2017

  • CCS update for members (8th May 2017)

    Over the past few months, we have participated in several conference calls with the appointed laboratories and certification bodies, which brought to light several issues they had been facing...

    Posted: 17 May, 2017

  • WRAP publish highly-anticipated reports!

    Compost quality and safety for agriculture WRAP published their report which summarises the findings of three risk assessment projects that spanned over 8 years. The projects investigated the safety of PAS100 composts when used in agriculture and field horticulture...

    Posted: 27 February, 2017

  • Facebook group created for Scheme members

    Following on from our recent Compost Certification Scheme Producers’ Forum meeting, we set up a Facebook group for the Scheme! This ‘closed’ group should allow members to comment and share their opinions on certain subjects, such as a potential review/revision of PAS100...

    Posted: 10 November, 2016

  • CCS Producers' Forum fourth meeting - Notes

    Thank you to everyone who attended the fourth meeting of the Compost Certification Scheme Producers’ Forum in August. We welcome new ideas and opinions at the Forum meetings as they can both prompt stimulating discussions, and help shape the future of the Scheme...

    Posted: 28 September, 2016

  • Compost Certification Scheme Producers’ Forum

    The next CCS Producers’ Forum will be taking place on 18th August at The Trinity Centre which is situated in the Cambridge Science Park. We are hoping that this location will be suitable for many operators...

    Posted: 20 July, 2016

  • Important changes to how the Scheme operates

    From the beginning of July onwards, all compost samples sent by CCS operators to the CCS Appointed Laboratories for certification purposes will need to be labelled and accompanied by a new PAS100 Compost Analysis Request Form...

    Posted: 23 June, 2016

  • Tendering results

    We are very pleased to announce that following a tender process REAL has reappointed Organics Farmers & Growers (OF&G) and NSF Certification as certification bodies for the Compost Certification Scheme (CCS)...

    Posted: 6 June, 2016

  • Further updates to CCS complaints procedures

    REAL CCS has created a new Product Complaint Investigation Report Form for CCS Certification Bodies to fill out after an investigation into a product complaint. More information regarding this can be found on our website here under ‘Product Complaints’...

    Posted: 11 May, 2016