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News from the Compost Certification Scheme

The latest news from the compost industry

  • CCS update for members - September 2017

    Please find below the September 2017 CCS members update email (this email was sent out in October). We informed members that minutes from relevant meetings and a revised guidance document had been published on the CCS website...

    Posted: 13 October, 2017

  • Environment Agency release statement supporting the CCS

    The Environment Agency has recently released a statement in support of the Compost Certification Scheme and PAS100 revision: 'The Environment Agency supports the current scheme and we are working together to consider the proposals...

    Posted: 15 September, 2017

  • CCS publish first annual report!

    The Compost Certification Scheme has published the first annual report providing an overview of the scheme in 2016. In summary, there were a total of 178 certified processes in the UK in December 2016...

    Posted: 8 September, 2017

  • CCS update for members - July 2017

    Please find below the July 2017 CCS members update email. We provided an update on the most recent CCS Producers' Forum meeting and PAS100 revision progress, and we announced that a third certification body had been appointed...

    Posted: 11 July, 2017

  • REAL appoints a third certification body

    We would like to announce that we have appointed a third certification body to provide certification services under the Compost Certification Scheme (CCS). Aardvark Certification Ltd submitted a very strong tender response last year when we invited certification bodies to tender for this role...

    Posted: 10 July, 2017

  • PAS100 training course in November

    The Organics Recycling Group is running a one-day course focused on the PAS 100 and REAL Compost Certification Scheme. The course is targeted at the composter’s personnel who are involved in the establishment implementaion, maintenance and improvement of the PAS 100 quality management system...

    Posted: 7 July, 2017

  • 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 - 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