News from the Compost Certification Scheme

The latest news from the compost industry

  • REAL exhibits at the Organics 2024 Annual Conference

    The Organics Annual Conference, organised by the Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology (REA), is focused on composting, anaerobic digestion, and recycling organic materials to land.At this event, REAL took the opportunity to exhibit the work undertaken by our organic materials recycling schemes and share our recent plastics report to raise awareness about the findings...

    Posted: 5 April, 2024
    Category: News Item

  • CCS Update March 2024

    Latest Updates From CCSCertification Code ReminderProducers' ForumSQCS WorkshopRead more about these topics here...

    Posted: 27 March, 2024
    Category: General

  • 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...

    Posted: 19 February, 2024
    Category: General

  • 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...

    Posted: 30 January, 2024
    Category: Blog

  • CCS Update January 2024

    Latest updates from CCS:Upcoming EventsREAL Plastics ReportRe-issued Documents...

    Posted: 29 January, 2024
    Category: General

  • REAL reports further success on the quality of certified compost and digestate

    Renewable Energy Assurance Limited (REAL) recently carried out a statistical analysis of a dataset showing Compost and Biofertiliser Certification Scheme operators’ compliance with the plastic limits in PAS 100 and PAS 110Based on this analysis, REAL has published a research paper revealing that the levels of plastic contamination in certified compost and digestate are significantly lower than the...

    Posted: 4 January, 2024
    Category: General

  • CCS December 2023 Newsletter

    We issued our bi-annual newsletter for the Compost Certification Scheme today. News includes; the CQP revision, Research Hub updates, and the 2022 Annual Report...

    Posted: 22 December, 2023
    Category: General

  • REAL is looking to hire a Schemes Manager!

    We are looking for a dedicated and motivated Schemes Manager who will manage certification schemes for compost and anaerobic digestate, contributing to the circular economy and the production of renewable fertilisers. The successful candidate will also contribute towards setting and achieving the strategic goals within the team...

    Posted: 7 December, 2023
    Category: General

  • CCS Update October 2023

    Latest updates from CCS:AfOR Guidance2022 Annual ReportNew CCS Blog...

    Posted: 30 October, 2023
    Category: General

  • Blog post: An Introduction to the CCS Producers’ Representative

    REAL created the role of producers’ representative prior to 2014 to enable all scheme participants to be represented at the CCS Technical Advisory Committee (TAC). The representative would become the link between the CCS producer forum and CCS TAC...

    Posted: 25 October, 2023
    Category: Blog

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