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News from the Compost Certification Scheme

The latest news from the compost industry

  • 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

  • CCS update for members - September 2018

    Please find below the September 2018 CCS members update email. We informed operators of the details for the next CCS Producers' Forum (provided in a separate news item) and we shared the minutes and key actions from the last meeting...

    Posted: 10 September, 2018

  • Investigation into complaints about the plant response test

    The minimum quality requirements in PAS 100 include testing for minimum plant response following the methodology described in OFW004-006 'Plant response and weeds test for composted material', published by Wrap...

    Posted: 14 August, 2018

  • Compost Certification Scheme summer '18 newsletter

    We issued our biannual newsletter for the Compost Certification Scheme this week. In this newsletter, we shared industry-related news, scheme developments, and updates on the Research Hub and revision of BSI PAS 100...

    Posted: 31 July, 2018

  • Tendering for the development of a PT scheme

    REAL is drafting a tender invitation document for the development of a Proficiency Testing (PT) Scheme covering analytical parameters from PAS 100 and PAS 110. This forms part of our ongoing efforts to make the Compost and Biofertiliser Certification Schemes more robust...

    Posted: 26 July, 2018