CEFLEX News & Events
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…
Implementation phase for CEFLEX circular economy vision accelerates
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
How can mechanical and chemical recycling work together in practice?
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.
Investment in infrastructure – an urgent requirement
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.
Expanding collection of flexibles for recycling
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.
Radically improving flexible packaging design
A core activity of the flexible packaging value chain to transform how packaging is designed is aligning and accelerating progress.
Flexible packaging – the urgent actions needed to deliver circular economy solutions
CEFLEX welcomes Ellen MacArthur Foundation call for urgent innovation and investment in flexible packaging.
Complementary Recycling Technologies for a Circular Economy
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…
Putting recycled plastics to better use in more products key to unlocking major circular gains
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.
CEFLEX awarded UK Research and Innovation funding for flexible packaging design testing programme
Major collaboration to co-fund investigations into how flexible packaging can be designed for sorting and recycling and boost circular economy applications
How to (re)design flexible packaging for circular prosperity
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.