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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:

  • CCS July 2024 Newsletter

    REAL have issued our bi-annual newsletter for the Compost Certification Scheme that covers topics including; Forum and TAC updates, working groups, and research hub updates...

    Posted: 18 July, 2024

  • 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