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 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
CEFLEX in collaboration with Flexible Packaging Europe, the European Aluminium Foil Association and other key actors are working on ‘Designing for a Circular Economy’ guidelines for flexible packaging containing aluminium foil.
Plugging recycling data gaps in flexible packaging design – Q&A with Dr Bronagh Millar from Queens University Belfast
Many designers lack the information to ensure their flexible packaging can be recycled, but a new testing program is working to plug these knowledge gaps by independently verifying the ideal mix of materials, according to Dr Bronagh Millar, from the Polymer Processing Research Centre at Queen’s University Belfast in Northern Ireland.
Task team develop mono-material duplex laminated pouches using PP recyclates