CEFLEX News & Events
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).
Work to research the type and amount of flexible packaging and rigid plastic packaging in the post-consumer waste stream across Europe reaches Germany thanks to collaboration with Resource Futures, cyclos GmbH, KAVG and PreZero
Discover key insights on how to address and improve mechanical recycling of flexible packaging supported by an emerging business case for infrastructure investment with this webinar
EPR plays a vital role in coordinating and convening elements of a circular economy for packaging. Many of the key challenges ahead fall within their scope: incentivising sustainable design, supporting investment and delivery of collection, sorting and recycling; as well as stimulating essential end markets.
Always recycled: navigating flexible packaging’s multiple paths towards the circular economy. The diverse range of flexible packaging products has made it hard to find the best circular path for some of society’s trickiest waste streams, but a clearer way forward is starting to emerge for the industry.
Joachim Quoden of EXPRA spoke to Mission Circular about the critical convenor of circularity for (flexible) packaging – EPR schemes
Webinar – Closing the loop on difficult to recycle plastics: Introducing a Quality Recycling Process
A public webinar from CEFLEX and stakeholders on 28 October 11 – 12:30 CEST will give key insights on how to address and improve mechanical recycling of flexible packaging supported by an emerging business case for infrastructure investment.
Collecting flexible packaging is key for a circular economy because it sources the feedstock for future sustainable products. CEFLEX believes that minor adjustments to Europe’s existing waste systems can help send more of these soft plastics where they need to go.
Clemens Kitzberger, EREMA Group GmbH, Business Development Manager for Post-Consumer Applications, has been appointment to the CEFLEX board where he will represent suppliers, end users and machine builders and push for the entire value chain’s move towards circularity.
Strategic Platform Leader Circular Economy Solutions at Borealis appointed as new CEFLEX board member, calls for stronger circular links between collectors, sorters and joined up policies to deliver the circular economy for packaging materials.
EPR is vital to making flexible packaging circular, sustainable and economically viable. Panel discussion from the Sustainable Packaging Summit brings the issues to life
#MissionCircular speaks with Mike Allen – Sustainability Lead for GSK Consumer Healthcare Supply Chain – about closing the loop for flexibles and more
Input relevant to the ongoing review of the Packaging Waste Directive (PPWD) and definition of ‘recyclability’
Quickfire questions to Graham Houlder and Dana Mosora about the path ahead for flexible packaging