How to join the scheme

You can download the Compostable Materials Certification Scheme Flyer for producers here.

Steps to join the scheme:

1. Complete the relevant application form(s) and data sheet(s) and choose one of the two certification bodies

You can contact the scheme owner on for help to complete the form.

2. Obtain the below, if available

  • Safety Data Sheets / Material Safety Data Sheets for any additives according to REACH
  • Test reports for product components
  • Certificates for product components

3. Provide this documentation to REAL with the test report for the finished product

If the finished product has not yet been tested, we recommend applying for a technical pre-assessment.