Working Groups

REAL set up working groups to focus on specific issues in the industry

The Technical Advisory Committee of the Compost and Biofertiliser Certification Schemes (CCS and BCS TAC) sets up ad hoc Technical Working Groups to consider specific issues in more detail and report back to the TAC.

Market Development Working Group

In a similar way, REAL has set up a Market Development Working Group (MDWG) to focus on market related issues and opportunities and report back to the CCS and BCS TAC. The MDWG will provide industry with the opportunity to build and develop new and existing markets for biofertiliser and quality compost.

Please click here to download the Terms of Reference for the MDWG.

WRAP used to play a vital role within the organics recycling industry by liaising with the markets for quality compost and quality digestate, promoting the quality standards and maintaining market confidence. Unfortunately funding from WRAP is no longer available and its engagement with the industry is greatly limited.

Currently there is no other body that works to develop markets for quality compost and biofertiliser. The dynamic within the industry might have changed but the need to maintain market confidence in these materials and develop markets for these materials still exists. To this end, REAL set up its MDWG to develop new and existing markets for certified compost and digestate.

Plant Response Test Working Group

The Plant Response Test Technical Working Group (PRT TWG) is the working group authorised by Renewable Energy Assurance Limited (REAL) to provide industry and the environmental regulators with the opportunity to discuss specific issues that compost producers experience with the plant response test specified in PAS 100:2018. The PRT TWG will define the aim(s) of the test and the appropriateness of the test method for the scheme.

Click here to download the Terms of Reference for the PRT TWG