Toray as a stakeholder in CEFLEX project
Toray Films Europe is participating to CEFLEX, a European collaborative project organized by a consortium of European companies representing the entire flexible packaging value chain. The project mission is to make flexible packaging even more relevant to the circular economy by advancing better system design solutions which result from the collaboration of the companies represented in the consortium.
It continues the work of the recently concluded projects:
- FIACE, which helped to quantify the added value and identify opportunities to increase recycling of flexible packaging;
- and REFLEX, an INNOVATE UK funded technical project focused on recycling flexible packaging in the UK.
The consortium currently has 45 stakeholders, representing all the major value chain players from raw materials suppliers, packaging converters to brand owners and sorters and recyclers. For a full list of members, see www.CEFLEX.eu.
CEFLEX will work towards the development of a collection, sorting and reprocessing infrastructure for post-consumer flexible packaging across Europe by 2025. This will be enabled by the development and application of robust Design Guidelines for both flexible packaging and the End of Cycle infrastructure to collect, sort and recycle it, due for completion by 2020.