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News from the Compost Certification Scheme

The latest news from the compost industry

  • 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

  • Product vs waste cost comparison (England) 2018

    After the Environment Agency published its new charging scheme effective from 1st April 2018, REAL carried out another cost comparison exercise to compare the average annual costs for renewal of certification and deployment of waste composts in England...

    Posted: 9 July, 2018

  • Cert Schemes Annual Report 2017

    Renewable Energy Assurance Ltd (REAL) has published its second annual report for the Compost Certification Scheme providing an overview of the scheme in 2017. In summary, there was a total of 174 certified composting processes in the UK in December 2017...

    Posted: 27 June, 2018

  • CCS Producers' Forum meeting in May

    The next meeting of the CCS Producers' Forum will be taking place in Northampton on Thursday 31st May!   The meeting is scheduled to start at 12.00 and finish around 15.00 with lunch provided. The address for the event is Northampton Marriott Hotel, Eagle Drive, Northampton, NN4 7HW...

    Posted: 9 May, 2018

  • CCS update for members - April 2018

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

    Posted: 30 April, 2018