Only Variable Deposit Charge Will Tackle Waste Crisis
A group of cross-party MPs in the UK have called on the Government to introduce…
This position statement is part of an ongoing alignment on key issues being undertaken by the Circular Economy for Flexible Packaging (CELFEX). The process combines detailed research, consultation and debate to reach a common position. From September 2020 to February 2021 more than 300 stakeholders participated in two dedicated webinars; interviews; and a value chain representative, 25-person, 2-day workshop, to agree the final statement.
These efforts are part of delivering on CEFLEX’s five-step roadmap and intended to help accelerate a circular economy for flexible packaging.
The approved position statement outlines the essential elements to capture flexible packaging resources:
The agreed position statement process contributes to, and supports, on-going research, assessment and study from CELFEX. These include economic and environmental collection costs in selected countries, in collaboration with SUEZ and the MARECIE Mapping Recyclability in Europe work, studying recycling infrastructure and EPR schemes, in collaboration with Flexible Packaging Europe and Recyda.