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
Interview: Niels van Marle, Packaging Expert at the Netherlands Institute for Sustainable Packaging (KIDV)
Collaboration, commitment and “no regrets” actions to kick start a circular economy for packaging. #MissionCircular interview with Niels van Marle, Packaging Expert at the Netherlands Institute for Sustainable Packaging (KIDV).
Despite the circumstances, 2020 was a landmark year for CEFLEX – and 2021 promises to be the projects’ most critical to date. Project Coordinator Graham Houlder looks at some recent highlights on our journey to a circular economy…
An exciting new facility in The Netherlands is providing a cutting-edge test bed for sorting and recycling plastics – and the perfect place to fine tune CEFLEX’s Quality Recycling Process for flexible packaging.