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The Compost Certification Scheme (CCS) provides assurance to consumers, farmers, food producers, and retailers that quality compost produced from composting processes is safe for human, animal and plant health. Quality Compost is the name adopted for the compost that is certified under the CCS for end-of-waste and quality assured status.

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Latest News:

  • The latest CCS stats on how compostable products are recycled in the UK

    REAL are pleased to announce the publication of the latest version of How compostable products are recycled in the UK. This paper presents a recent snapshot of the number of industrial composting processes in the UK and Republic of Ireland that produce certified compost under the CCS and accept independently certified compostable materials.The first iteration of this paper was released in September of 2022, and has been updated to include data from up to February 2024.This paper, along with the previous edition can be found here...

    Posted: 10 May, 2024

  • Our waste, and why compost matters

    As part of REAL's celebration of International Compost Awareness Week, we have produced a paper explaining the industrial composting  process and the benefits it provides. Read more about Our waste, and why compost matters...

    Posted: 7 May, 2024