Creating a Circular Economy
CEFLEX is a collaborative initiative representing the entire value chain of flexible packaging
The CEFLEX ‘Mission Circular’
The Circular Economy for Flexible Packaging (CEFLEX) initiative is a collaboration of over 180 European companies, associations and organisations representing the entire value chain of flexible packaging. Together, we work to make all flexible packaging in Europe circular.
CEFLEX’s ‘Mission Circular’ commits to collection of all flexible packaging and over 80% of the recycled materials channelled into valuable new markets and applications to substitute virgin materials
A 5-step roadmap to build a circular economy for flexible packaging has been endorsed by CEFLEX stakeholders, together with a set of actions needed by each part of the value chain to make it happen.
We target an established collection, sorting and reprocessing infrastructure and economy for post-consumer flexible packaging across Europe. It will be based on end-of-life technologies and processes which deliver the best economic, technical and environmental outcome for a circular economy.
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Online tool gives valuable guidance to designers, packaging technologists, customers and suppliers of flexible packaging – helping them collaborate and innovate throughout the design process.
Multi-country study setting new benchmark for detail and understanding of plastic packaging in European waste streams
CEFLEX and partners are conducting a multi-country compositional analysis to research the type and amount of flexible packaging and rigid plastic packaging in the post-consumer waste stream. The research is providing valuable data to understand the collection, sorting and recycling infrastructure needed in each country.
Working together, legislation and industry can transform the plastics packaging value chain – making significant steps in recyclability and use of recycled content. Separate collection of packaging waste, product design, infrastructure and a strong internal market will be key.