REFLEX project helps drive development of recycling options for flexible packaging

The results of significant research to enable further developments towards establishing recycling options for flexible plastic packaging delivered by the two-year REFLEX R&D project were unveiled at the K Show in October 2016. The project is a collaboration of the whole value chain, from polymer production, packaging manufacturers, global brand owners, to waste management and recycling companies. […]

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Petcore Europe Tracer Workshop – How to improve plastics sorting efficiency

24th February 2016, VLEVA Conference Centre, Brussels. The aim of this workshop is to stimulate a cross-industry discussion to harmonise the use of tracers into plastic packaging materials. The session will focus on PET as a start and intends to create a precedent for other plastics later on. The workshop will bring together brand owners, green dot organisations, EU […]

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REFLEX – the future for flexible packaging recycling

A multi-partner collaborative project is working to greatly improve the recyclability of flexible packaging that makes up nearly a third (32%) of waste consumer plastic packaging in the UK. Liz Morrish, Principal Consultant at resource recovery specialist Axion Consulting, reports on their significant progress to date. Every year, virtually all of the UK’s 414,000 tonnes […]

REFLEX project runner up in sustainability awards

REFLEX project is a Runner-Up in Sustainability Awards 2015

Aimed at greatly improving the recyclability of flexible packaging and diverting more of it from landfill, the REFLEX project has taken a runner-up place in the inaugural Sustainability Awards 2015, run by Packaging Europe magazine. The awards celebrate the packaging industry’s latest and most innovative solutions to reducing environmental impact. The REFLEX project was recognised […]


‘Significant’ progress in flexible packaging recyclability project

Significant progress has been made in trialling and developing new designs aimed at greatly improving the recyclability of flexible packaging, according to resource recovery specialist Axion Consulting, which is leading the collaborative R&D REFLEX project involving high-profile global brands. Axion is working with a number of partners on the REFLEX project; Amcor Ltd, Dow Chemical […]

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Pioneering project aims to recycle more flexible packaging

Axion Consulting is leading an innovative collaborative project involving high-profile global brands aimed at significantly improving the recyclability of flexible packaging and diverting more of it from landfill. The two-year REFLEX project, funded by the UK’s innovation agency, Innovate UK, aims to create a circular economy for flexible packaging – from confectionery wrappers to detergent […]