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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:

  • Announcing a new Independent Laboratory Auditor

    We are pleased to announce that through an open tender process, we have appointed SJB Quality Consulting Ltd (SJBQC) to carry out independent audits to check the CCS and BCS Approved Laboratories’ conformance with their Terms and Conditions.The audits will be led by Simon Blackhurst who has extensive auditing, in-house laboratory, and scheme test method application experience. Following a careful evaluation and interview period at REAL, SJBQC was offered the contract...

    Posted: 19 February, 2024

  • Blog post: Shaping a Responsible Future - The Journey of the Responsible Sourcing Scheme

     What is the Responsible Sourcing Scheme for Growing Media?The Responsible Sourcing Scheme (RSS) for growing media is an industry-led scheme that encourages the consumer to make informed decisions about the environmental impact of the growing media products (Multipurpose Compost for example) that they are purchasing and using. Consumers are provided with an easy-to-understand traffic light system, empowering them to easily compare the environmental responsibility rating enabling the consumer to make informed choices...

    Posted: 30 January, 2024