Mono PE Laminate’s Role in Creation of a Circular Economy for Flexible Packaging
There is much more to PE than you realise.
More sustainable food and personal care packaging remains a key topic that is discussed amongst politicians, packaging manufacturers, consumer goods producers and the general public alike. The uniting goal of all these various stakeholders seems to be the same: reduce, reuse and recycle the packaging we all use. We as Constantia Flexibles are fully committed to our pledge of making all products recyclable by 2025.
Therefore, in our upcoming webinar we will feature speakers from different parts along the value chain, who present the context for more sustainable food and personal care packaging, the collective effort that is underway and the key role that Mono PE-based laminates will play in making it possible to replace today’s multi-polymer and multi-material laminates.
The in-house experts from Constantia Flexibles will be joined by Graham Houlder, Project Co-ordinator at CEFLEX (A Circular Economy For Flexible Packaging), who discusses the packaging industry’s commitments to reducing plastic waste, the legislative environment that supports these goals and provides a glimpse into the initiatives CEFLEX is working on.
Moreover, the webinar will also include a discussion between Vincent Mooij, Director of SUEZ.circpack®, one of the he leading waste management companies, and Constantia Flexibles’ Head of R&D, Professor Achim Grefenstein, on the value of PE to the recycler. Together they will provide an overview of how the application of machine-direction orientation (MDO) technology has made it possible for PE to deliver high barrier protection for food products.
This barrier is crucial to create flexible packaging that ensures that consumer products are delivered to end consumers without compromise. The expert speakers will also share insights into how waste collection and waste streams are being set up to turn food and personal care packaging waste into a valuable resource.
The session will be rounded up by Gerwin Schalk, PE Project Leader at Constantia Flexibles, with some practical examples of different packaging formats and products that are already switching from multi-material specifications to barrier PE laminate.
Learn more about how PE is an ideal material for flexible consumer packaging and the circular economy!