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
A comprehensive experimental study of how more than 200 different flexible packaging samples behave in the most common optical sorting process generated concrete insights and will drive design recommendations for the flexible packaging sector – with CEFLEX stakeholders getting first access to insights from September 2022
A constructive and practical check list for EPR schemes and stakeholders to help make packaging waste materials circular come at a critical moment, as EPR schemes look to meet higher recycling targets and align with other legislation
Positive signs of momentum and urgency to make the circular economy a reality for flexible packaging materials
2022 is advancing with noteworthy consensus from a wide range of organisations from all parts of the value chain about the need to re-engage with and accelerate the urgent business of making packaging environmentally and economically sustainable says Graham Houlder.