Value chain collaboration
Collaboration throughout the value chain is an important component of a comprehensive approach to sustainability. Bearing in mind that global challenges can only be met in a common effort, Constantia Flexibles actively engages in many collaborative initiatives.
Working together to end plastic waste and pollution
Constantia Flexibles is taking part in the New Plastics Economy (NPEC) initiative, an ambitious initiative led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, which brings together key stakeholders along the value chain to rethink and redesign the future of plastics.
The initiative focuses on three actions required to achieve the vision and create a circular economy for plastics: Eliminate problematic and unnecessary plastic items, innovate to ensure that the plastics we do need are reusable, recyclable, or compostable and circulate all the plastic items we use to keep them in the economy and out of the environment.
As we are committed to playing our part to contribute to the transition from a linear to a circular economy, we extended our participation in the New Plastics Economy initiative for the next period, until 2022.
As part of the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment, Constantia Flexibles pledges that 100% of its packaging will be recyclable by 2025. The Global Commitment unites many of the world’s largest packaging producers, brands, retailers, recyclers, governments and NGOs and is underpinned by shared ambitions, definitions and a high degree of transparency, working on solutions that address the root causes of plastic waste and pollution.
Joining forces towards a circular economy for flexible packaging
As part of the CEFLEX project (A Circular Economy for Flexible Packaging), Constantia Flexibles as a founding member also intensively works on further enhancing the performance of flexible packaging in the circular economy by advancing better system design solutions via collaboration. CEFLEX is the collaborative project of a European consortium of companies and associations representing the entire value chain of flexible packaging.
CEFLEX stakeholders work towards the development of an established collection, sorting and reprocessing infrastructure/economy for post-consumer flexible packaging across Europe by 2025, based on end of life technologies and processes which deliver the best economic, technical and environmental outcome for a circular economy.