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The British Composting Association [1] worked to establish an industry standard for composts, the BSI PAS 100 certified by the British Standards Institution. The specification covers the entire process; from raw materials and production methods, through quality control and lab testing ensuring certified composts are quality assured traceable safe and reliable. Description: Composting (waste), Biodegradability, Degradation, Waste disposal, Waste handling, Quality control, Biological hazards, Pathogens, Toxic materials, Toxins, Contaminants, Pollution control, Environmental management, Management operations, Performance, Marking, Labels, Fertilizers.[2]

PAS stands for Publicly Available Specification

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  1. ^ Composting Association British Composting Association
  2. ^ Introduction to PAS 100 Waste Resource Action Programme & Composting Association Document