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News from the Compost Certification Scheme

The latest news from the compost industry

  • Appointment of a new Independent Laboratory Auditor

    We are pleased to announce that through an open tender process, we have appointed the Open University to carry out independent audits to check the CCS and BCS Approved Laboratories’ conformance with their Terms and Conditions...

    Posted: 26 May, 2020

  • Compost Certification Scheme Spring '20 Newsletter

    We issued our biannual newsletter for the Compost Certification Scheme this week. We announced the contractor of the first project of the Research Hub and the appointment of our new Independent Laboratory Auditor...

    Posted: 22 May, 2020

  • CCS News Update- April 2020

    Please find attached the latest news for CCS Producers...

    Posted: 9 April, 2020

  • REAL COVID-19 Update

    *UPDATE 31/03/2020: In line with Government advice, on-site inspections are no longer taking place...

    Posted: 20 March, 2020

  • CCS News Update- February 2020

    Please find attached the latest news update for CCS producers...

    Posted: 2 March, 2020

  • The Research Hub - submit a Research Project Proposal

    Scheme participants, as well as industry stakeholders, can influence the work of the Hub through the submission of a Research Project Proposal. REAL has issued a second call for Research Project Proposals to be submitted to the Hub – REAL welcome your research ideas...

    Posted: 24 January, 2020

  • REAL Laboratory Approval Scheme

    REAL has recently developed a new framework for laboratories approved to undertake testing on the Compost Certification Scheme (and Biofertiliser Certification Scheme) The Laboratory Approval Scheme (LAS) document sets out the respective responsibilities of REAL, the Certification Bodies (CBs) ap...

    Posted: 23 January, 2020

  • CCS News Update - December 2019

    Please find attached the latest news updates for CCS producers...

    Posted: 11 December, 2019

  • The first project of the Research Hub - Tender Q&A

    Questions submitted to the Research Hub relative to the Tender Invitation Document for the first project of the Hub are attached in Q&A format below. A reminder that the deadline for tender submissions is 8 November 2019...

    Posted: 1 November, 2019


    Please find attached an updated version of the REAL Schemes' 2018 Annual report. This report was first published in September 2019 and amended in October 2019...

    Posted: 23 October, 2019