CEFLEX News & Events
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.
90,000 municipalities across Europe provide a patchwork of waste collection and conundrums. We spoke with Vanya Veras, Secretary General, Municipal Waste Europe about how it all fits together
Brand owners and stakeholders across the value chain are reaching into new territory to meet their ambitions and objectives. We spoke with Feliks Bezati of Mars to find out more.
Collection of flexible packaging waste is central to achieving a circular economy. It is the first of CEFLEX’s 5-Step roadmap and subject of a value-chain consensus position paper showing the way ahead.
Where once it was a concept few had heard of within the worlds of business and policy, circular economy is now enshrined in law, and a key part of business strategy. For those who produce, collect and recycle flexible packaging the way forward is not always clearcut.
CEFLEX and partners PCEP, Petcore Europe, Styrenics Circular Solutions and MORE Recycling team up to understand the reality of today’s collected household packaging waste – a vital step forward towards a circular economy for packaging materials.
In a special series of interviews and articles, we explore the required steps to make a circular economy happen. Collection is a fundamental element on which every part of the value chain depends. We spoke to CEFLEX stakeholder and alignment workshop participant on this issue, Nikola Juhasz of Sun Chemical.
Interview: Niels van Marle, Packaging Expert at the Netherlands Institute for Sustainable Packaging (KIDV)
Collaboration, commitment and “no regrets” actions to kick start a circular economy for packaging. #MissionCircular interview with Niels van Marle, Packaging Expert at the Netherlands Institute for Sustainable Packaging (KIDV).
Despite the circumstances, 2020 was a landmark year for CEFLEX – and 2021 promises to be the projects’ most critical to date. Project Coordinator Graham Houlder looks at some recent highlights on our journey to a circular economy…
An exciting new facility in The Netherlands is providing a cutting-edge test bed for sorting and recycling plastics – and the perfect place to fine tune CEFLEX’s Quality Recycling Process for flexible packaging.
A Quality Recycling Process for flexible packaging from CEFLEX and stakeholders shows product yield and quality for high value applications suitable to replace virgin polymer grades using mechanical recycling.
As industrial trials of a CEFLEX stakeholder developed Quality Recycling Process begin, we spoke to Jesús Maza Lisa, Packaging Materials Development Manager – Flexibles at Danone to find out more about what it means for brand owners, recyclability and ‘closing the...
As industrial trials of a CEFLEX stakeholder developed Quality Recycling Process begin, we spoke to Gareth Callan, PepsiCo Sustainability Packaging Manager, R&D to find out more about what it means for brand owners, recyclability and ‘closing the loop’ on flexible...
Two new additions to the CEFLEX team bring expertise and insights to support stakeholder collaboration and ‘Mission Circular’ goals.
CELAB – Toward a Circular Economy for Labels – collaboration of the whole self-adhesive label value chain aims to collect and recycle their used release liner and matrix material.
Facilitating techology is a vital element of delivering the circular economy and one of the ‘5 steps’ in our roadmap. The CEFLEX innovation pipeline process is to scout, engage and support some of the most promising.