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News from the Compost Certification Scheme

The latest news from the compost industry

  • Laboratory Reappointment 2022

    We are pleased to announce that all three CCS Approved Laboratories have been reappointed this year to undertake PAS 100 testing of compost for the Compost Certification Scheme, following the independent audit round...

    Posted: 12 January, 2022

  • Compost Certification Scheme Newsletter December 2021

    We issued our bi-annual newsletter for the Compost Certification Scheme today. News includes; the CQP review, Research Hub updates, UKAS Accreditiation and Lab T&Cs Revision...

    Posted: 20 December, 2021

  • An exciting opportunity to be involved in organics recycling - REAL is Hiring

    We are looking for a dedicated and self-motivated Research Hub Manager who will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the CCS and BCS Research Hub. Reporting to the Head of Certification Schemes, you will work within the Certification Schemes team at REAL...

    Posted: 20 December, 2021

  • CCS Update - December 2021

    Please see attached the latest update from CCS, updates include: Couriers and sample transit times CQP Revision Update Compostables Labelling Guidance ...

    Posted: 15 December, 2021

  • REAL issues compostables labelling guidance for public consultation

    REAL has recently developed a guidance document to provide clear information on how to identify independently certified compostable materials. The guidance has been designed for everyone, including consumers and composting or AD site operators...

    Posted: 23 November, 2021

  • CCS Update- October 2021

    Please see attached the latest updates from CCS...

    Posted: 27 October, 2021

  • Covid-19 Audit Update - October 2021

    Following a recent review meeting and follow-up discussions with the environmental regulators, we can confirm these updates in relation to audits: The previous agreements with the EA, NRW and SEPA regarding remote auditing are no longer in place...

    Posted: 20 October, 2021

  • Roadmap for the Organics Sector Published

    Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) have published their roadmap for addressing the key challenges facing the organics sector...

    Posted: 21 September, 2021

  • CCS Update- September 2021

    Please see attached the latest updates from CCS...

    Posted: 13 September, 2021

  • REAL CCS & BCS 2020 Annual Report

    Renewable Energy Assurance Limited (REAL) has published its fifth annual report for the Compost Certification Scheme, providing an overview of the scheme and summary of scheme developments in 2020...

    Posted: 8 September, 2021