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.
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…
Additional knowledge and support to guide developments in EPR, infrastructure pilots, metrics and end markets as Louis Lindenberg and Michael Scriba join the #MissionCircular team
Creating, planning and investing in meaningful synergies starts today… #MissionCircular spoke with Clemens Kitzberger and Klaus Lederer of EREMA Group to help unpack how they work together to boost circularity.
For the circular economy to be truly sustainable, we need it to be demand-driven. Powered by a pull for recycled content in clearly identified existing and significant new end markets for these materials as they re-enter the economy.
Collecting flexible packaging is key for a circular economy because it sources the feedstock for future sustainable products. Minor adjustments to Europe’s existing waste systems can help send more of these soft plastics where they need to go.
A core activity of the flexible packaging value chain to transform how packaging is designed is aligning and accelerating progress.
CEFLEX welcomes Ellen MacArthur Foundation call for urgent innovation and investment in flexible packaging.
How can mechanical and chemical recycling work together in practice to achieve full material circularity? Dana Mosora helps us understand what it means in practice and the road ahead…
Developing new and growing existing markets for recycled materials can go a long way in helping the EU meet its circular economy ambitions. CEFLEX has now identified major opportunities to focus supply and demand for alternatives to virgin materials and boost circularity in flexible packaging.
Major collaboration to co-fund investigations into how flexible packaging can be designed for sorting and recycling and boost circular economy applications
Widespread adoption of circular design will increase the share of recyclable flexible packaging in the waste stream, providing more valuable recycled materials to use again, but to achieve this economic ripple affect the industry first needs to rethink how they design and make their products.
This year marked a definitive shift from designing a circular economy for flexible packaging, to developing and delivering it. While that transition had already begun, 2021 crystalised key proof points, initiatives and industry wide alignment.
Project and stakeholders are looking to create the first commercial waste processing plant based around its Quality Recycling Process (QRP).