Field bean bioassayThe additional, more sensitive, plant response test method has been developed by WRAP, using field bean (Vicia faba cv Fuego).
CCS Scheme Rules ConsultationREAL CCS has recently reviewed the Scheme Rules v6 and is planning to implement the revised Scheme Rules v7 in the near future. The documents is now available for consultation and we welcome your responses by Friday, 9th May 2014.
Approval from REAL no longer needed for fly control products and additivesAn approval from REAL for composting process additives and fly control products is no longer needed with immediate effect from today; however please note that the certification body will check at the inspection that the conditions below are met.
Independent sampling – update January 2014
REAL Independent Sampling Scheme 2013REAL informs the composters on the Scheme about the appoach adopted under the independent sampling scheme 2013
Independent sampling - TENDERTENDER INVITATION
Independent sampling services – REAL Compost Certification Scheme
Communication about composters with an expired certificateREAL encourages the composters to maintain their PAS 100/PAS 100&CQP certficate up to date.
New edition of the Compost Quality Protocol publishedThe new edition of the Compost Quality Protocol was published on 1st August 2012. AfOR highlights the key changes made to this protocol and the transitional arrangements for certification.
AfOR appoints Certification Bodies for its Compost Certification SchemeAfOR is delighted to announce that after a competitive tendering exercise, Organic Farmers and Growers (OF&G) and NSF-CMi Certification Ltd, have been re-appointed to fulfil this essential service as the independent site auditors and assessors of companies who are seeking to achieve certification to PAS 100 and the Compost Quality Protocol (CQP).
AfOR invites certification bodies to tender for the provision of Compost Certification Services on its behalfAfOR has invited a number of certification bodies (including the existing ones Organic Farmers & Growers and NSF-CMI) to bid for the provision of certification services under AfOR Compost Certification Scheme.
AfOR appoints independent sampling contractorsAfOR is seeking to appoint one or a number of independent contractors to carry out independent sample taking on behalf of the Association in the Northern, Central and Southern regions of the UK, according to sections 23.3 and 23.4 of AfOR Compost Certification Scheme rules.
Zero Waste Scotland (ZWS) PAS 100 – Free Consultancy SupportZero Waste Scotland is funding 2 days free consultancy support to those Scottish composters seeking certification of complaince with PAS 100:2011.
Road sweepings NOT allowed under the Compost Quality ProtocolAfOR wishes to remind the composters on AfOR Compost Certification Scheme that composting of road sweepings is NOT allowed under the Compost Quality Protocol (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).
Transition to PAS 100:2011 certificationAfOR's Compost Certification Scheme arrangements for transition from PAS 100:2005 certification to PAS 100:2011 certification.
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