CEFLEX News & Events
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).
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