CEFLEX News & Events
ValueFlex: Q&A interview with Dragos Popa, Principal, Roland Berger (Circular Economy Practice, Europe)
Q&A interview with Dragos Popa, Principal at Roland Berger
Transitioning to a circular economy for flexible packaging needs more data linked to design – Prof. Steven De Meester, Ghent University
A better understanding of what structures and innovations can support a circular economy for flexible packaging is needed, and more data linked to design can pave the way forward, according to Professor Steven De Meester from Ghent University in Belgium.
ValueFlex – plans launch for commercial-scale plant to recycle flexible plastic packaging
Q&A interview with Dana Mosora, Workstream Consultant, CEFLEX
Industry partnership launches innovative project to demonstrate value creation from recycling household flexible plastic waste
Expressions of interest for investors and partners to build and operate a first-generation commercial-scale ValueFlex plant launched
Closing the loop on household flexible packaging at K-2022
Technical proof of concepts show new circular economy potential for flexible packaging. Several demonstration applications from semi-industrial trials and live recycling highlights at K-Show 2022
Independent, transparent and scientifically sound data key – Q&A with Dennis Bankmann, scientific consultant
The updated ‘Designing for a Circular Economy’ guidelines (D4ACE) will be more robust because they invited independent stakeholders to jointly define what data was needed, says Dennis Bankmann, a scientific consultant driving an extensive test programme in flexible packaging.
Academic assessment of an improved mechanical recycling process for post-consumer flexibles
Two important research papers in ‘Waste Management’ evaluate the impact and material flows of a ‘Quality Recycling Process’
A new benchmark in open data and understanding to design more circular flexible packaging – Dr Karlheinz Hausmann, Dow Europe
CEFLEX’s new testing programme to update its Design for a Circular Economy guidelines (D4ACE) can provide the flexible packaging sector the data it needs to design more sustainable packaging, according to Dr Karlheinz Hausmann who develops packaging for Dow Europe.
Stronger data builds confidence in circular flexible packaging – Q&A with Prof. Kim Ragaert from Maastricht University
How can flexible packaging be better designed for circular sorting and recycling? A new testing programme is generating a wealth of independent data to accelerate the design of circular flexible packaging, according to reviewer Professor Kim Ragaert, chair of Circular Plastics at Maastricht University in the Netherlands.
Flexible packaging containing aluminium foil added to CEFLEX design guidelines remit
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.
CEFLEX ‘Quality Recycling Process’
Task team develop mono-material duplex laminated pouches using PP recyclates
What can and cannot be sorted for recycling? Major testing programme advances
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
CEFLEX launches EPR ‘Criteria for Circularity’ in flexible packaging
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.
Cascading Recycling Technologies for a Circular Economy
How can mechanical & chemical recycling work together in practice to achieve full material circularity? We speak to Stephan Roest of Borealis about navigating the circular cascade and more…