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News from the Compost Certification Scheme

The latest news from the compost industry

  • Market Development Working Group Chair Opportunity!

    REAL are seeking to appoint a new Market Development Working Group (MDWG) chair to work alongside the current chair, Anna Becvar...

    Posted: 15 January, 2021

  • Covid-19 Audit Update- December (Wales)

    REAL currently have an agreement in place with all Environmental Regulators where there is a temporary amendment to the CCS Scheme rules which allows for remote inspections and on-site/physical inspections, to take place. The position was reviewed in July and extended in August...

    Posted: 18 December, 2020

  • Compost Certification Scheme Newsletter - December

    We issued our biannual newsletter for the Compost Certification Scheme this week. News included the second project of the Research Hub, the CQP Review outcome, and Covid-19 audits. We shared our updated cost comparison analysis and the PT Programme EOI & TID...

    Posted: 18 December, 2020

  • CQP Review and CCS December News

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

    Posted: 15 December, 2020

  • Tendering for the provision of a proficiency testing programme for REAL BCS and CCS Laboratories

    REAL is seeking to appoint a contractor to develop and deliver a proficiency testing (PT) programme for REAL approved laboratories under the Biofertiliser Certification Scheme (BCS) and Compost Certification Scheme (CCS)...

    Posted: 14 December, 2020

  • 2020 Cost Comparison Analysis

    We have recently updated our 2018 cost comparison analysis, which compares the average annuals costs for renewal of certification (including research fees) and deployment of waste composts in England...

    Posted: 12 November, 2020

  • The Research Hub website is live!

    We are delighted to announce that the REAL CCS/BCS Research Hub website has been launched! You can access the website here or by using The Research Hub website is the central communication platform for all Research Hub related news and developments...

    Posted: 30 October, 2020

  • Covid-19 Audit Update- October

    In consultation with the Environmental Regulators and the Certification Bodies in September, and in light of the current situation regarding COVID-19, we have agreed the following concerning annual/renewal audits going forwards...

    Posted: 13 October, 2020

  • CCS News Update- October 2020

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

    Posted: 13 October, 2020

  • PT Scheme Expression of Interest Document

    We recently circulated an Expression of Interest document which has been designed to help REAL assess the technical feasibility and financial viability of developing an independently run proficiency testing (PT) programme for the scheme specific methods specific methods...

    Posted: 16 September, 2020