Flexible Packaging supports sustainable production and consumption

Flexible Packaging actually performs very well when it comes to sustainability – with many advantages in comparison with other types of packaging. Still sustainability in Flexible Packaging remains a very complex matter – that is why we would like to introduce our practical overview of the key issues: The facts and figures.

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Sustainability

Sustainability Messages

Flexible Packaging is designed to minimise the use of packaging materials
Flexible Packaging protects and preserves valuable goods
Flexible Packaging prevents packaging waste
Flexible Packaging is generally more resource efficient than alternative packaging types
Flexible Packaging plays a minor part of a food product´s environmental footprint but a major role in preservation
Flexible Packaging accounts for only 10% of all packing materials used for food in Europe but packs more than 40%
Flexible Packaging is increasingly recycled
Flexible Packaging must be collected
CEFLEX is the industry initative to improve recycling of Flexible Packaging
Flexible Packaging support circular economy beyond just recycling
Lightweight Flexible Packaging saves resources
Preventing Flexible Packaging from becoming litter is essential
Flexible packaging helps prevent food waste