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News from the Compost Certification Scheme

The latest news from the compost industry

  • 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

  • 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

  • Amended 2021 fee comparison document

    The 2020 cost comparison document has been amended following discussions at the most recent CCS Producers' Forum. The document now includes additional supplementary information to advise of other costs that have not been included in the analysis/calculations...

    Posted: 31 August, 2021

  • Covid-19 Audit Update- August

    Following a further review meeting, the agreements with SEPA, NIEA, and NRW regarding audits and Covid-19 have been extended to 30th September. The agreement with the EA will remain in place until 30th September...

    Posted: 2 August, 2021

  • CCS Update- July 2021

    Please see attached the latest CQP review update...

    Posted: 30 July, 2021

  • Compost Certification Scheme Newsletter - June

    We issued our bi-annual newsletter for the Compost Certification Scheme today. News includes; the CQP review, Research Hub updates, updates from the Plant Response Test Technical Working Group and our Covid-19 audit position...

    Posted: 9 June, 2021

  • Covid-19 Audit Update June - England

    The agreement with the Environment Agency regarding renewal audits and Covid-19 in England has been extended to 30th September with some additional conditions...

    Posted: 4 June, 2021