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  • 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

  • CMCS issues updated application forms to offer the choice of two CBs

    We have recently uploaded two new application forms to our website for home compostable and industrially compostable certification, which can be found here.The forms reflect the development of the scheme whereby producers can now choose between two certification bodies. These new forms also include additional fields for billing details, a field to capture the relevant email address for display on the CMCS website in the event of certification, and the definition of PFAS (also found within the scheme rules)...

    Posted: 9 January, 2024