CEFLEX News & Events
Online tool gives valuable guidance to designers, packaging technologists, customers and suppliers of flexible packaging – helping them collaborate and innovate throughout the design process.
Multi-country study setting new benchmark for detail and understanding of plastic packaging in European waste streams
CEFLEX and partners are conducting a multi-country compositional analysis to research the type and amount of flexible packaging and rigid plastic packaging in the post-consumer waste stream. The research is providing valuable data to understand the collection, sorting and recycling infrastructure needed in each country.
Working together, legislation and industry can transform the plastics packaging value chain – making significant steps in recyclability and use of recycled content. Separate collection of packaging waste, product design, infrastructure and a strong internal market will be key.
CEFLEX is seeking harmonised and mandatory design criteria and sustainably funded systems for collection, sorting and recycling of plastic packaging that include flexibles from the outset.
The Circular Economy for Flexible Packaging (CEFLEX) delegation is bringing its technical expertise in flexible packaging and material circularity to help inform the negotiations and accelerate the global transition to a circular economy.
Flexible packaging is recyclable and recycled using mechanical infrastructure used commonly and at scale around the world. Better design and infrastructure are providing a blueprint for new circular businesses, supporting entrepreneurs and helping local communities earn new income
Key part of the value chain selects Mike Baxter, External Affairs Director, Berry Global to support ‘Mission Circular’ vision for flexible packaging
Legislation is springing up across the globe. However, there are no two systems alike and implementation faces challenges. #MissionCircular explores the issues in Ghana, Chile, India and beyond…
EPR in the Global South – a framework for circular packaging and flexibles? Part 1: Tensions, trends and challenges
Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) legislation is springing up across the globe. However, there are no two systems alike and implementation faces challenges. #MissionCircular explores the issues.
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.
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
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.
Two important research papers in ‘Waste Management’ evaluate the impact and material flows of a ‘Quality Recycling Process’