These findings suggest there is a future for the recovery of multi-material flexible packaging, but that significantly more investment, research and innovation is required. Long term viability will be dependent upon the development of viable end markets. Most of the efforts to-date have increase our understanding of best practices in collection and sortation, but all identify that significant more work needs to be invested into developing economically viable end markets. Once a robust revenue source is established for post-consumer multi-material flexible packaging, it will be easier to justify the investments required to drive further collection and sortation. When assessing those end markets however, the SPC urges a careful consideration of the cumulative environmental impacts required. The most sustainable solution will be a cost effective solution which recovers the greatest amount of material with the least amount of resources.