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US Composting Council Seal of Testing Assurance

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The US Composting Council’s Seal of Testing Assurance Program (‘STA’) is a compost testing, labeling and information disclosure program.

The program requires participants to regularly test their compost products for a range of characteristics and properties, and to make this information available to all who request it.

Learn more: US Composting Council Seal of Testing Assurance websiteExternal Site

Conformity assessment | How is compliance with this ecolabel's standard ensured?

Conformity with US Composting Council Seal of Testing Assurance's standard is verified by our own organization (second party) following A compost testing lab proficiency program is managed by CO State University

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Managing organization | Who manages this ecolabel?

Name

US Composting Council

Member of

None

Type

Non-profit

Also manages

None.


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Key data

Year ecolabel est. 2000

Classification | Who, what, where

Product categories this ecolabel applies to
Other

Other categories: compost


Where this ecolabel is found
United States



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Last updated: 20 January 2012