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.
CEFLEX News & Events
EU legislation happening now will be critical in shaping Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) for decades to come – and international best practice and progress on EPR could be undermined, with fees allocated to ‘public revenue’ rather than directly supporting required collection, sorting and recycling infrastructure.
Achieving a deeper understanding of flexible packaging sorting with NIR – Q&A with Dawn Manjaji, NTCP, about CEFLEX’s extensive test programme
A process engineer at the Dutch National Test Centre for Circular Plastics (NTCP), Dawn Manjaji, shares insights from a recent industrial Near-Infrared (NIR) study conducted for CEFLEX, which shows how different designs of flexible packaging affect sortability
New NIR insights provide rigorous data for flexible packaging design and sorting – Sandra Beckamp, Institut cyclos‑HTP GmbH
Sandra Beckamp, Managing Director at Institut cyclos-HTP GmbH, discusses how a unique and in-depth Near-Infrared (NIR) study showed how different designs of flexible packaging affect recognition and sortability.