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  • REAL publishes 'How compostable products are recycled in the UK' report

    REAL administers both the CMCS and the Compost Certification Scheme (CCS), a quality assurance and end-of-waste scheme for compost produced on an industrial scale in the UK. Through CCS, REAL collects data on whether certified compost producers accept independently certified compostable liners and/or compostable packaging. REAL published a paper sharing this data as of September 2022 (titled 'Composting compostables in the UK') and updated this paper recently using CCS data as of February 2024...

    Posted: 10 May, 2024

  • REAL appoints TÜV AUSTRIA as a new CMCS Certification Body

    Renewable Energy Assurance Ltd (REAL) announces the recent appointment of TÜV AUSTRIA to conduct certification assessments for the Compostable Materials Certification Scheme (CMCS), the second certification body to be appointed.Once a product is certified, a trademark registered certification mark is issued by REAL to the compostables producer which shows the product is suitable for home and/or commercial composting...

    Posted: 10 January, 2024