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News for 2018

An archive of Compost Certification Scheme News

  • 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

  • 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

  • REA soils event in June

    The Renewable Energy Association (REA) is running an event titled 'Saving our Soils: Understanding & Improving Soil Health' on Wednesday 20th June in conjunction with the AD Network and British Society of Soil Science. The REAL Compost Certification Scheme supports this REA event...

    Posted: 27 April, 2018

  • REA HACCP training course in July

    REA course ‘Understanding and applying HACCP to composting’ REA is running a one day course focused on HACCP planning for composting operators and developers, with focus on compost safety and quality...

    Posted: 5 April, 2018

  • REA PAS 100 training course in June

    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: 4 April, 2018

  • New Research HUB launched today will support R&D in the organics recycling sector

    New Research HUB launched today will support R&D in the organics recycling sector Renewable Energy Assurance Ltd (REAL) is setting up a Research HUB to fund or support R&D work in the organics recycling sector Hub will support growth in the composting and anaerobic digestion sectors...

    Posted: 15 March, 2018

  • CCS cost benefit analysis 2017-2018

    We have recently published a document on our website presenting an indication of the costs associated with certification of composts to renew product status and average costs of deployment of waste composts under waste management regulations. This cost-benefit analysis document can be found here...

    Posted: 14 March, 2018

  • Final decisions to be made today on new compost quality standard

    Final decisions to be made today on new compost quality standard Steering Group meeting takes place today for the revision of BSI PAS 100 Specification for composted materials Members of the Steering Group represent the composting industry including compost producers, markets, and environmen...

    Posted: 7 March, 2018

  • CCS update for members - February 2018

    Please find the February 2018 CCS members update email. We informed operators that we are in the process of setting up a Research HUB to ensure the Schemes' documents remain up-to-date with the technical developments in the industry and to fund/support R&D projects...

    Posted: 26 February, 2018

  • PAS 100 workshops & meetings

    Several workshops and meetings will be taking place over the next few weeks in London as the public consultation period closes for the revision of PAS 100. These events have been set up for the Review Panel to discuss specific issues raised during the consultation phases of the revision process...

    Posted: 10 January, 2018