MyPack project is structured in 8 Work Packages, developed to help it to deliver its results:
WP1: Specifications from industry, technical macroeconomical and regulatory barriers
The main objective of WP1 is to collect new specifications from industry as well as to identify technical, macroeconomic and regulatory barriers, focusing on food packaging. WP1 is expected to describe the current situation along the whole technological chain including:
- Task 1.1: Specifications from packaging industries.
- Task 1.2: Specifications (technical and marketing) from agro-industries.
- Task 1.3: Specifications (technical and marketing) from Retailers.
- Task 1.4: Macroeconomic and regulatory barriers, legislation and standards, including end of life solution.
WP2: Specifications from consumers
Main objectives of WP2 are consisting in: (i) Mapping target populations for new and improved packaging, (ii) Mapping consumer-level requirements for product packaging optimization, (iii) Validating new packaging potential with a focus on local circumstances, (vi) Collating design specifications.
- Task 2.1: Identify target populations.
- Task 2.2: Acceptability of packaging technologies.
- Task 2.3: Making technologies acceptable.
- Task 2.4: Preferred food markets for each packaging innovation.
WP3: Food waste data, and environmental assessment
The objective of WP3 is to identify product-packaging-market clusters enabling the definition of “fit for packaging” purpose on a system perspective and the eco-efficiency assessment of such packaging by means of the combination of LCA and LCC methodologies.
- Task 3.1: Extending the knowledge on food waste data in order to prioritize food categories and initial leverage points for packaging innovation.
- Task 3.2: Shelf life / Food waste relationship.
- Task 3.3: LCA and LCC.
- Task 3.3.1: General study on a large series of typical food packaging products;
- Task 3.3.2: Clustering of high impact / low impact packaging introducing food waste and landfill ponderations the resulting classification will be improved;
- Task 3.3.3: LCA and LCC scenario analysis and new procedures to take into account complex relationships between shelf life and food waste;
- Task 3.3.4: LCA and LCC scenario analysis and new procedures to take into account the overall positive effect of using biodegradable materials;
- Task 3.3.5: detailed case studies comparative LCA and LCC for (i) bio-plastics, (ii) elaborated packaging technologies.
WP4: Packaging innovations : Industrial feasibility, functionality, chemical inertia, end life feasibility
The main objective of WP4 is consisting in overcoming the barriers identified for the different types of packaging using the data collected in the project.
- Task 4.1: Elaborated packaging technologies.
- Task 4.1: SiOx technology;
- Task 4.2: Breathing technology;
- Task 4.3: Antimicrobial packaging;
- Task 4.1.4. Nanolayer technology.
- Task 4.2:
- Task 4.2.1: biodegradable packaging;
- Task 4.2.2: Renewable PLA based packaging;
- Task 4.2.3 Renewable PEF based packaging.
- Task 4.3: End life feasibility, functional and migration properties.
WP5: Optimization and exploitation plan
The main objective of WP5 is consisting in exploiting the results of MyPack thanks to two different approaches: (i) a direct and pragmatic exploitation of the technologies by the end users partners in connection with technology providers to access to the market, (ii) an exploitation of the technologies developed through MyPack results.
- Task 5.1: Exploitation potential of existing packaging technologies.
- Task2: Design of improved technologies, considering industrial, distribution, marketing, consumer and LCA / LCC specifications.
- Task3: Realization of optimized pre series packaging.
- Task4: Testing and consumer acceptability of optimized packaging.
- Task5: Exploitation of “MyPack optimized” packaging technologies.
WP6: Dissemination activities
WP6 acts as the main interface between the project and the outside world, industrialists and academics playing a role in the value network underpinning methods to overcome the barriers to market uptake of many promising food packaging technologies. Towards this goal, the following tasks aim at making the project work widely known, establishing links with related ongoing research initiatives, managing the foreground knowledge and protecting it as appropriate, exploring and assessing emerging application areas, and setting the foundations for future commercial exploitation and opportunities.
- Task 6.1 : Dissemination and Communication activities.
- Task 6.2 : Communication about the Set of guidelines.
- Task 6.3 : Knowledge and Data Management.
- Task 6.4 : Stakeholders evaluation workshops.
- Task5 : Sustainability of MyPack activities.
WP7: Project management
This WP aims at (i) defining and maintaining the decisional and operational framework, and (ii) making clear to all participants how are the activities monitored and controlled, and how the results are assessed and reported throughout the project life cycle.
- Task 7.1: Strategic Decision Making.
- Task 7.2: Operational Management.
- Task 7.3: Risk Management.
- Task 7.4: Innovation Management and Impact Assessment.
WP8 – Ethics requirements
This WP defines and monitors the ethics requirements that the participants/partners of MyPack project must comply with.