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
A Quality Recycling Process for flexible packaging from CEFLEX and stakeholders shows product yield and quality for high value applications suitable to replace virgin polymer grades using mechanical recycling.
As industrial trials of a CEFLEX stakeholder developed Quality Recycling Process begin, we spoke to Jesús Maza Lisa, Packaging Materials Development Manager – Flexibles at Danone to find out more about what it means for brand owners, recyclability and ‘closing the...
As industrial trials of a CEFLEX stakeholder developed Quality Recycling Process begin, we spoke to Gareth Callan, PepsiCo Sustainability Packaging Manager, R&D to find out more about what it means for brand owners, recyclability and ‘closing the loop’ on flexible...