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 160 European companies, associations and organisations representing the entire value chain of flexible packaging. Together, we work to make all flexible packaging in Europe circular by 2025.
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.
By 2025, 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.
CEFLEX News & Events
Webinar – Closing the loop on difficult to recycle plastics: Introducing a Quality Recycling Process
A public webinar from CEFLEX and stakeholders on 28 October 11 – 12:30 CEST will give key insights on how to address and improve mechanical recycling of flexible packaging supported by an emerging business case for infrastructure investment.
Collecting flexible packaging is key for a circular economy because it sources the feedstock for future sustainable products. CEFLEX believes that minor adjustments to Europe’s existing waste systems can help send more of these soft plastics where they need to go.
Clemens Kitzberger, EREMA Group GmbH, Business Development Manager for Post-Consumer Applications, has been appointment to the CEFLEX board where he will represent suppliers, end users and machine builders and push for the entire value chain’s move towards circularity.