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EU project launches open consultation for packaging recycling guidelines

Ceflex launches open consultation for Circular Economy Guidelines 
The Circular Economy for Flexible Packaging initiative (Ceflex) has launched an open consultation to refine the designing of its Circular Economy Guidelines before publication in the first quarter 2020.
The decision for the open consultation came after initial input and feedback from Ceflex stakeholders, the platform announced 10 Dec.
All non-Ceflex stakeholders and interested parties from the wider flexible packaging industry, are invited to provide their feedback between 6 Dec and 17 Jan 2020 at
The first edition of the guidelines focuses on the largest proportion of the post-consumer flexible packaging waste stream, polyolefin-based flexible packaging structures.
The guidelines aim to make packaging suitable for collection, sorting and recycling after use – giving clarity to brand owners, retailers, converters and others in the value chain and a clear roadmap for recycling infrastructure. 
The Circular Economy for Flexible Packaging (Ceflex) initiative is a collaboration of over 140 European companies, associations and organisations representing the entire value chain of flexible packaging. 
It works across Europe to design and advance better system solutions, enhancing the performance of flexible packaging in a circular economy.

By 2020, the project aims to deliver design guidelines for both flexible packaging and the “end of cycle” infrastructure to collect, sort and recycle them.

Ultimately, by 2025, the aim is to develop a collection, sorting and reprocessing infrastructure for post-consumer flexible packaging across Europe, facilitated by the project.

Publication date: 12/12/2019

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This project has been co-funded with the support of the LIFE financial instrument of the European Union [LIFE17 ENV/ES/000438] Life programme

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