Successful MyPack Final Conference
2nd February 2022
The MyPack project celebrated its achievement by organising a successful final conference on the 2nd February 2022. Over 140 professionals from 31 countries (EU and non-EU) and different stakeholder categories, mainly from the scientific community, packaging and food industry, registered to the event.
Christophe Cotillon (ACTIA), the Coordinator of the MyPack project, welcomed the participants and introduced the project partners and objectives.
The Scientific Coordinator of the MyPack project, Patrice Dole from CTCPA, presented the seven MyPack technologies and the main barriers faced by each technology, also, how the technologies were improved through MyPack guidelines.
Tetiana Pavlenko from UHOH, presented Macroeconomic issues of bio-plastics.
Prof. Di Renzo from UNIBAS, presented the main MyPack technology for sustainable packaging, the patented BlowDevice microtechnology. European Commission recognised the BlowDevice as European key technology for food packaging.
Leo Breedveld from 2B Srl, presented the environmental sustainability assessment.
Giulia Granato from WUR, presented Sustainability perception by consumers
Marcel Keuenhof from KIDV and Patrice Dole from CTCPA, presented the MyPack support decision tool for sustainable packaging. The tool can be used by several actors in food packaging as Brand-owners, retailers, packaging manufacturers and producers & importers of packaged goods for improving the sustainability of their packaging portfolio by offering some solutions for achieving better environmental impact.
The project coordinator, Christophe Cotillon, closed the conference with a short presentation regarding the project’s sustainability.
ETH University, Zurich, Switzerland
2nd December 2021
Giulia Granato from WUR presented their recent research in the framework MyPack project “A Meaningful reminder on sustainability: When explicit and implicit cues meet”, published in the Journal of Environmental Psychology in open access!
In this research, WUR partners have investigated how they can improve sustainability communication and how packaging interventions can increase sustainability salience, perception and even consumer sustainable disposal behaviour of the packaging and its content.
KIDV-MyPack free webinar “Consumer behaviour and sustainable packaging”
In the framework of MyPack activities, H2020 project, KIDV organised a successful webinar on Consumer Behaviour and Sustainable Packaging. Various researchers; from Wageningen University & Research (WUR), University of Groningen (RUG) and market research agency IPSOS; shed light on consumer behaviour in relation to the design and disposal of packaging, highlighting what companies can do with this knowledge.
36th international conference of the polymer processing society, Montreal (QC), Canada”
Alain Guinault, from PIMM/CNAM, participated online in the international conference of the polymer processing society to represent MyPack project. Alain presented the Effect of biaxial stretching of nanolayered poly(ethylene furanoate) (PEF) films on gas barrier properties.
Pangborn 2021 Early Career Researcher Seminar
Shaping the future of Sensory and Consumer Science (online version)
Giulia Granato from WUR presented the latest results obtained in the framework MyPack project and published in the open-access scientific paper “A meaningful reminder on sustainability: When explicit and implicit packaging cues meet”
Free joint webinar “Sustainability communication on food packages status quo and future needs”
Moving toward the same objectives as the MyPack project in limiting the negative environmental impact of packaging and food waste and influencing decision and policymakers EU-wide; CIRCUL-A-BILITY project is an inclusive network with the aim to influence and harmonise future food packaging.
In total, over 109 participants from 30 countries (EU and non-EU )and different fields, mainly research community, packaging and food industry, civil society, and international organisations, registered to the events. During the event, the partners discussed the following issues with an engaged debate with the participants:
- Packaging and Sustainability;
- Sustainability communication to consumers;
- Circular packaging design;
- Sustainable disposal behaviour of packaging;
- Consumers‘ perception of sustainable packaging;
- Gap between current developments / activities and communication on packages;
- Research needs;
- Current research activities within MyPack and COST Circul-a-biltiy, European projects.
The presentations are available here:
Prof. Victoria Krauter – Circular packaging design and communication
If you missed the webinar, the full webinar video recording is available on MyPack food channel https://youtu.be/MlLW1ZrAEMc
6th International ISEKI-Food Conference (ISEKI-Food 2021)
The ISEKI-Food 2021 was successfully held online. 193 Abstracts have been submitted, 144 Posters, 49 Oral presentations and 11 Invited speakers made the conference a huge success. Tetiana Pavlenko, from UHOH, presented MyPack project on the 3rd session Sustainable development.
24th International Conference on Material Forming, ESAFORM 2021
Alain Guinault, from CNAM, presented the last results obtained and published in the framework of the project MyPack “Relationship Between Crystallization, Mechanical and Gas Barrier Properties of Poly(ethylene furanoate) (PEF) in Multinanolayered PLA-PEF and PET-PEF Films.”
Biovoices MML workshop: Bio-based materials for food packaging: replacing plastics and addressing consumers’ expectations
Biovioces project held a workshop in collaboration with BioBridges, MyPack and GLOPACK; to ease the dialogue among stakeholders to co-create recommendations and possible solutions to boost the adoption of bio-based packaging and create a favourable environment for consumers’ habits change.
Webinar series organised by MyPack in collaboration with GLOPACK and YPACK
MyPack organised a series of successful webinars with two other like-minded EU-funded projects GLOPACK and YPACK, to disseminate together and maximise the impact of their results in different topics:
- Challenges and opportunities of bioplastics for packaging
- The impact of packaging on the environment and how to balance with food waste
- Consumers’ acceptance and perception of sustainable packaging
Over 319 professionals from 32 countries and different stakeholder categories, mainly from scientific community, packaging and food industry, in addition to civil society and international organisations, registered to the three events held online on 28th October, 27th November and 15th December 2020. The participants expressed high interest by engaging an interesting discussion at the end of each webinar.
15th European Bioplastics (EUBP) Conference (Online)
Online, EUBP welcomed over 350 participants from 36 countries. During four days, stakeholders from across the bioplastics value chain, including political decision-makers, producers, brands, academia, and NGOs, discussed moving the industry.
MyPack was showcased at the poster hall. Great interaction with our partner Tetiana Pavlenko, from UHOH, was in the live Q&A section.
13ème édition des Journées Aliments & Santé (JAS) au format
MyPack was present in the ACTIA Europe Workshop.
Christophe Cotillon, Project coordinator, and Patrice Dole, Scientific coordinator, presented “De nouvelles solutions d’emballages plus respectueuses de l’environnement et assurant la qualité nutritionnelle des produits alimentaires”.
LCA Food 2020, virtually from Berlin (Germany)
It was an opportunity to illustrate the work that 2B is carrying out within the Horizon 2020 MyPack project. Leo Breedveld’s presentation, “Under- or over-packaging: a key question in the food waste debate?”, in Session 4: Food Waste models and prevention actions with live discussion, dealt with the development of guidelines for sustainable packaging solutions that optimize packaging and reduce food waste.
“The use of bioplastics in the organic industry” Workshop (Nuremberg, Germany)
Novamont partner, in collaboration with IFOAM EU organised a workshop on the possibilities to use biodegradable and compostable plastics in the organic sector, where C. Cotillon (MYPACK coordinator) presented MyPack project and the updated state of the art of the development of compostable packaging.
BIOFACH Fair (Nuremberg, Germany)
Novamont partner-hosted MyPack project at its booth. During the fair show, it was possible to organise a meeting among partners, give specific information on the project as well as to meet interesting industries and stakeholders.
Organic innovation days (Brussels, Belgium)
4th December 2019
On the 4th December, Sara Guerrini, from NOVAMONT, will present MyPack project in TP Organics’s Innovation Days 2019 in Brussels.
For more information:
Rencontre ECOTHEC Plastiques et emballages 2019 (Paris, France)
25th November 2019
European workshop on bioeconomy (Paris, France)
29th October 2019
Commission développement durable du CTCPA (France)
24th October 2019
Commission matériaux biosourcés pôle IAR (France)
22nd October 2019
Internal dissemination in Wageningen University (Netherlands)
14nd October 2019
2nd Workshop on innovation in mechanics engineering applied to agro-food and forest biosystems at Agrilevante fair (Bari, Italy)
10th October 2019
UNIBAS partner presented the results obtained in the framework of the MyPack project regarding “the effectiveness of Blow® micro-technology applied to the packaging for maintaining quality, and extending the storability of organic table grapes”.
The second appointment of the constituting operating group focused on Apulian organic table grape (Italy)
20th September 2019
The present 40 stakeholders (producers, researchers, retailers) served as panel test to evaluate the quality of early-season table grapes (Superior seedless) packed under active modiﬁed atmosphere packaging equipped with Blow® microtechnology (smart breathing device patented by UNIBAS) and stored for more than 60 days. The stakeholder members expressed their satisfaction with the preserved product, which had a freshness and aroma of a freshly picked grape.
International Mid-term Conference 2019 on Biosystems engineering for “Sustainable Agriculture, Forestry and Food Production” (Potenza-Matera, Italy)
12th September 2019
The conference was organised by the Italian Association of Agricultural engineering (AIIA) in collaboration with the University of Basilicata (UNIBAS).
F. Genovese from NINETEK promoted MyPack project in a special session dedicated to several European projects.
Scientific festival of the city of Stuttgart 2019
27th June 2019
Kick-off meeting of new BBI project LIFT (Italy)
6th May 2019
Novamont partner hosted the kick-off meeting of the project LIFT funded by BBI-JU. The project aims to maximise the impact of Coordination and Support Actions (CSAs) by valorising their outcomes and promoting collaboration among them. During Novamont’s welcome speech, MyPack was presented among the European projects promoting bioeconomy and supporting the market introduction of innovative bio-based packaging.
MyPack workshop – “Innovating for the future of packaging in the frame of the Eu Circular Economy strategy” (Stuttgart , Germany)
5th July 2018
The MyPack workshop was held with the participation of project coordinators Valérie Guillard and Jose M. Lagaron, of H2020 granted packaging projects Glopack and Ypack respectively, on 5th July 2018 at the University of Hohenheim in Stuttgart (Germany).
The workshop’s purpose was reached by planning future collaboration and mutual learning between the different H2020 projects.