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News for 2015

An archive of Compost Certification Scheme News

  • Revised tomato plant response and weeds test

    REAL CCS has published a revised version of the tomato plant response and weeds test specified in PAS 100.  The REA has carried out the revision on behalf of REAL with input from Paul Waller Consulting, the Open University and Stockbridge Technology Centre...

    Posted: 14 August, 2015

  • Are you interested in a PAS100 course ?

    REA ORG in conjunction with REAL CCS are working on a one day course focused on the PAS 100 and REAL Compost Certification Scheme. For more information and to book a place please click here...

    Posted: 14 August, 2015

  • The third meeting of the CCS Producers’ Forum

    This will be the third meeting of the Producers’ Forum. We would like to move the location of each meeting to give as many compost producers as possible chance to attend, and after holding successful meetings in York and Bristol we are now going to Scotland...

    Posted: 6 August, 2015

  • WRAP published report on Laboratory Proficiency Scheme for the UK compost certification scheme

    'Developing a laboratory proficiency framework for the UK compost and digestate certification schemes' This project looked at developing a framework for a laboratory proficiency scheme that could be implemented by the UK certification schemes to ensure that laboratory performance is consi...

    Posted: 3 August, 2015

  • New guidance for the CCS producers

    The Compost Certification Scheme interpretation of PAS100, Compost Quality Protocol and the CCS Scheme Rules requirements This document has been developed to assist you to comply with the Compost Certification Scheme requirements...

    Posted: 3 August, 2015

  • Revised version of the guidance on QMS standards requirements has been issued

    We have revised and published new version of the CCS guidance on QMS standard requirments. The following clarification has been added: Particle size restrictions: For grass (grazed and harvested) and fodder and forage crops no compost grade greater than 20mm should be used...

    Posted: 3 August, 2015

  • Are you missing an opportunity to have your say?

    Compost Producers’ Forum hold successful second meeting The second meeting of the Compost Producers’ Forum was held on 29th April in Bristol...

    Posted: 13 May, 2015

  • How you can contribute your views to the discussions during meetings of the Technical Advisory Comm

    Producers’ Representative for the next Technical Advisory Committee meeting Gregor Keenan is the current Compost Producers’ Forum representative at the Technical Advisory Committee meetings and if you have anything you would like him to raise at the next meeting on your behalf, please...

    Posted: 13 May, 2015

  • The Compost Certification Scheme appoints independent auditors to assess labs

    REAL is pleased to announce that it has appointed Heriot-Watt University to carry out independent audits to check CCS Appointed Laboratories’ conformance with their Terms and Conditions...

    Posted: 13 May, 2015

  • We would like to invite you to a Producers’ Forum meeting

    The first meeting of the Forum took place in November 2014 in York. We would like to move the location of the meeting to give as many compost producers as possible chance to attend, and this time we are holding in the  South West...

    Posted: 9 March, 2015

  • Tender Invitation for labs auditors

    Independent assessment of appointed laboratories  REAL wish to appoint independent auditors to inspect REAL CCS Appointed Laboratories for conformance with REAL CCS Terms and Conditions for Appointed Laboratories...

    Posted: 6 February, 2015

  • DC-Agri project bulletin 7

    The latest edition of the DC-Agri project bulletin has been published in January 2015. This bulletin quantifies a number of the benefits of compost use, including its contribution to improving soil nitrogen supply, soil microbial activity and soil organic matter...

    Posted: 22 January, 2015

  • Producers' Representative for the next Technical Advisory Committee meeting

    We would like your comments I am writing to explain how you can contribute your views to the discussions during meetings of the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC). The TAC oversees the operation of the Compost Certification Scheme (CCS)...

    Posted: 6 January, 2015