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Now part of another club

Date Published: 08/11/2007

Mainly a post “for the record” this. OF&G is delighted to be one of the newest members of The Composting Association. And just to prove it, here’s a pic of certification officer, Katie Owens, proudly displaying the certificate.

Katie Owens with our TCA certificateComposting is important to us in a number of ways, and not only because there are plenty of enthusiastic home composters among our ranks (we’ve been avidly discussing aerators today)!

More importantly, OF&G is now one of two organisations offering certification to the nationally recognised composting standards PAS 100 and the Quality Compost Protocol. We do this on behalf of The Composting Association.

You can find out more about the standards at TCA’s website but, in brief, the standards allow compost produced and certified to the guidelines to be classified as a product, rather than a waste. This definition is crucial because it controls how it can then be used and described. Certified compost is a beneficial product, so the creation and application of these standards are good for everyone and we’re delighted to be playing our part.

Even though our pedigree is in organic certification, our operation of composting certification is open to all composters and this is an important branching out of OF&G’s role which fits our environmental credentials nicely.