Tackling the challenges to a circular economy for flexible packaging
Adapting a consumer-driven perspective to develop a circular value chain for flexible packaging
Continued progress in many areas can, and should be celebrated on our journey to design, develop and deliver a circular economy for flexible packaging (CE4FP). But awareness and urgency to tackle the major issues ahead has never been keener.
𝐃𝐄𝐒𝐈𝐆𝐍: Powered by its stakeholders, CEFLEX has a clear 5-step roadmap and ‘Designing for a Circular Economy’ guidelines supported by collaborative research and analysis
𝐃𝐄𝐕𝐄𝐋𝐎𝐏: A mature understanding of what materials enter the market and must be collected, sorted and recycled and collection systems is driving targeted initiatives like:
- The CEFLEX ‘material flow’ and cost model analysis
- A Quality Recycling Process (QRP) and business case to broaden the range of end-market applications from mechanically recycled polymers
- Recognition of all recycling pathways, including chemical recycling, to go circular
- Dialogue with Extended Producer Responsibility systems and a CEFLEX ‘Criteria for Circularity’ to orchestrate and fund a circular economy
- End market analysis for recycled materials and applications
- Work to establish the sorting capability and capacities needed to deliver required bales to recyclers
Bringing these elements, and more, together with a true sense of urgency will help us 𝐃𝐄𝐋𝐈𝐕𝐄𝐑 our #MissionCircular.
By CEFLEX, a Circular Economy for Flexible Packaging