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News from the Compost Certification Scheme

The latest news from the compost industry

  • REAL COVID-19 Update

    In consultation with the appointed Certification Bodies and in light of the current situation regarding COVID-19, we have agreed the following: Site inspections will continue to take place, subject to a risk assessment by the Certification Body and Operator following changes in government advice ...

    Posted: 20 March, 2020

  • CCS News Update- February 2020

    Please find attached the latest news update for CCS producers...

    Posted: 2 March, 2020

  • The Research Hub - submit a Research Project Proposal

    Scheme participants, as well as industry stakeholders, can influence the work of the Hub through the submission of a Research Project Proposal. REAL has issued a second call for Research Project Proposals to be submitted to the Hub – REAL welcome your research ideas...

    Posted: 24 January, 2020

  • REAL Laboratory Approval Scheme

    REAL has recently developed a new framework for laboratories approved to undertake testing on the Compost Certification Scheme (and Biofertiliser Certification Scheme) The Laboratory Approval Scheme (LAS) document sets out the respective responsibilities of REAL, the Certification Bodies (CBs) ap...

    Posted: 23 January, 2020

  • CCS News Update - December 2019

    Please find attached the latest news updates for CCS producers...

    Posted: 11 December, 2019

  • The first project of the Research Hub - Tender Q&A

    Questions submitted to the Research Hub relative to the Tender Invitation Document for the first project of the Hub are attached in Q&A format below. A reminder that the deadline for tender submissions is 8 November 2019...

    Posted: 1 November, 2019


    Please find attached an updated version of the REAL Schemes' 2018 Annual report. This report was first published in September 2019 and amended in October 2019...

    Posted: 23 October, 2019

  • Tendering for the first project of REAL's Research Hub - important update

    *UPDATE 17/10/2019 : The deadline for the receipt of tender submissions has been extended by three weeks from the deadline specified in the Tender Invitation Document to Friday 8 November 2019...

    Posted: 10 October, 2019

  • CCS News Update - October 2019

    Please find attached the latest news update for CCS producers...

    Posted: 8 October, 2019

  • CCS Sampling Workshop Invitation

    REAL will be running a new half-day sampling workshop near Edinburgh on Friday 25th October for composting site operators and staff. The site is located a 20-minute drive away from Edinburgh Airport, with parking spaces available. We will confirm the address to attendees or interested parties...

    Posted: 25 September, 2019