News from the Compost Certification Scheme

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  • CCS July 2024 Newsletter

    REAL have issued our bi-annual newsletter for the Compost Certification Scheme that covers topics including; Forum and TAC updates, working groups, and research hub updates...

    Posted: 18 July, 2024
    Category: General

  • The latest CCS stats on how compostable products are recycled in the UK

    REAL are pleased to announce the publication of the latest version of How compostable products are recycled in the UK. This paper presents a recent snapshot of the number of industrial composting processes in the UK and Republic of Ireland that produce certified compost under the CCS and accept independently certified compostable materials...

    Posted: 10 May, 2024
    Category: General

  • Our waste, and why compost matters

    As part of REAL's celebration of International Compost Awareness Week, we have produced a paper explaining the industrial composting  process and the benefits it provides. Read more about Our waste, and why compost matters...

    Posted: 7 May, 2024
    Category: News Item

  • CCS joins in the celebration of International Compost Awareness Week 2024

    The Compost Certification Scheme (CCS) embraces the clarion call to reduce waste to landfill and minimise environmental impact. This call is even stronger with the marking of International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW), which is celebrated annually to raise awareness about the environmental and economic benefits of composting...

    Posted: 6 May, 2024
    Category: News Item

  • 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

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