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News for 2021

An archive of Compost Certification Scheme News

  • Roadmap for the Organics Sector Published

    Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) have published their roadmap for addressing the key challenges facing the organics sector...

    Posted: 21 September, 2021

  • CCS Update- September 2021

    Please see attached the latest updates from CCS...

    Posted: 13 September, 2021

  • REAL CCS & BCS 2020 Annual Report

    Renewable Energy Assurance Limited (REAL) has published its fifth annual report for the Compost Certification Scheme, providing an overview of the scheme and summary of scheme developments in 2020...

    Posted: 8 September, 2021

  • Amended 2021 fee comparison document

    The 2020 cost comparison document has been amended following discussions at the most recent CCS Producers' Forum. The document now includes additional supplementary information to advise of other costs that have not been included in the analysis/calculations...

    Posted: 31 August, 2021

  • Covid-19 Audit Update- August

    Following a further review meeting, the agreements with SEPA, NIEA, and NRW regarding audits and Covid-19 have been extended to 30th September. The agreement with the EA will remain in place until 30th September...

    Posted: 2 August, 2021

  • CCS Update- July 2021

    Please see attached the latest CQP review update...

    Posted: 30 July, 2021

  • Compost Certification Scheme Newsletter - June

    We issued our bi-annual newsletter for the Compost Certification Scheme today. News includes; the CQP review, Research Hub updates, updates from the Plant Response Test Technical Working Group and our Covid-19 audit position...

    Posted: 9 June, 2021

  • Covid-19 Audit Update June - England

    The agreement with the Environment Agency regarding renewal audits and Covid-19 in England has been extended to 30th September with some additional conditions...

    Posted: 4 June, 2021

  • An exciting opportunity has arisen - REAL is hiring!

    An exciting opportunity to be involved in organics recycling We are looking for a dedicated and self-motivated Research and Communications Assistant to support the Compost and Biofertiliser Certification Schemes...

    Posted: 2 June, 2021

  • REA CQP Event

    We would like to inform all Producers that the REA is holding a workshop for anyone interested in the revision of the Compost Quality Protocol (CQP). The workshop is taking place on 9th June 2021 and will run from 14.00-16.00...

    Posted: 26 May, 2021

  • CCS News Update- April 2021

    Please see attached the latest news from CCS...

    Posted: 30 April, 2021

  • CCS Scheme Rules version 9 issued today

    Revision of the rules Last year, we reviewed and revised the CCS Scheme Rules. A revised draft version was circulated for consultation to all certified producers, certification bodies, and TAC members...

    Posted: 1 March, 2021

  • CCS Update- February 2021

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

    Posted: 26 February, 2021

  • Understanding PAS100 in Full Course- REA

    REA Organics is running 2 x 2 hour webinar courses on 16th & 17th March focused on the PAS 100, Compost Quality Protocol and REAL Compost Certification Scheme...

    Posted: 23 February, 2021

  • Covid-19 Audit Update- February

    In consultation with the Environmental Regulators and the Certification Bodies in January 2021, and in light of the current situation regarding COVID-19, we have agreed the following concerning annual/renewal audits going forwards...

    Posted: 17 February, 2021

  • The first project of the Research Hub is now LIVE!

    REAL are very pleased to announce that the first project of the Research Hub: ‘The development of a Research Library for the Organics Recycling industry’ is complete, and the Research Library, an online platform compiled of research undertaken across the composting and anaerobic di...

    Posted: 26 January, 2021

  • 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