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The R3PACK consortium gathers 24 organisations from 7 different countries, bringing together key actors from the food value chain, from the packaging manufacturer to the retailer, combined with experts in the food sector from companies providing innovative solutions to Universities.


Within R3PACK, (RE)SET will take care of the consortium's coordination and drive the action to ensure the due delivery of expected results. 

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(RE)SET is the first integrated consulting firm - strategy, innovation, consultation - dedicated to environmental and economical transition.


Within R3PACK, both retailers will ensure the demonstration and experimentation of the substitution and reuse solutions developed within the project by directly involving 15 stores (Hyper, Super, Proxi) in Spain, Belgium and 15 in France (Systeme U).


Carrefour is a French group, and a leading global retailer with 12110 stores worldwide in more than 30 countries. 


Système U is a cooperative group of independent retailers composed of the Hyper U, Super U, U express and Utile brands. Système U is the 4th largest French food distribution group.


The 6 industrials cover altogether 13 food categories (snacks, salads, yoghurts, cheese, ...) within which plastic packaging aims to be substituted or made reusable. 


Altho is a major player and leader in the French and Portuguese market of potato crisps. During the past year, Altho identified, evaluated, and tested over 20 new sustainable packaging solutions  with the aim of implementing better solutions.


Frandex (Europe Snacks) group has become one of the main players on the French market for private label savoury snacks and the leader in the stacked chips segment. 


Floréale is Agrial’s agri-food affiliated company. Floréale's main goal is the acquisition of interests in all industrial or service companies operating in the field of fruit and vegetables.


LSDH Group is the leading producer of ambient and refrigerated fruit juices, and one of the last independent producers of drinking milk in France. LSDH is the inventor of the first PET milk bottle.


Schreiber France is part of Schreiber Foods, Inc., the largest privately held cheese company in the world. Schreiber manufactures primarily private-label cheeses, including natural cheeses, processed cheese products, cream cheese, as well as yogurt.


CANDIA is a corporate entity of the dairy cooperative SODIAAL Group specialised in formulating, manufacturing, packaging and supplying milk-based dairy products and derivatives thereof.


The experts (universities, research centers and consumer associations) combine their knowledge to ensure the technical, economical, industrial and environmental optimisation of the targeted solutions.


Aarhus University is the second biggest university in Denmark. The MAPP Centre is a research centre that works with insight into consumer behaviour around food and drink, and how this knowledge can be used both in food industry product development and in public policy aimed at improving public health and sustainability. 

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The Fraunhofer Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V. is the leading organisation for applied research in Europe. Their main activities are centered around the development of products and processes primarily in the area of food ingredients, food development, functional packaging materials, product safety, ...


Innovhub is a Non-Profit Research Organisation promoting innovation – managerial, organisational and technological one - and the competitiveness of the entrepreneurial system, with solid experience in performing LCA studies applied PEF Methodology.


ISTC-CNR - the Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies at the National Research Council of Italy, carries out research on subjects such as social norms, cooperation, reputation, misinformation and opinion dynamics.


Politecnico di Milano (POLIMI) is a leading scientific-technological university. The team will be mainly focused on LCA studies applied to reuse schemes.


RISE Innventia AB is part of the Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE). The involved department, Pulp, Paper and Packaging, has key expertise in the production, converting, functionalizing and characterizing fibre-based packaging including world leading experts and state of the art test and demonstration facilities in this field.


SAFE is a non-profit organisation based in Brussels whose main objective is to increase the protection of consumers in the food and agricultural sectors by promoting healthy and sustainable food systems in the optic of reducing related health risks, as well as the environmental impact.


SGS is the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company. Their laboratory expertise on the food packaging reuse consists of chemical and physical analysis to assess the food safety of reusable packaging. 


University of Bologna, the oldest university in Italy, will work on the optimisation of packaging reuse strategies and decision-support to design integrated, sustainable and resilient logistic networks for reusable packaging.


Enablers are solution providers and technology processors allowing the upscale of fibre-based packaging solutions and reusable packaging.


BIM Kemi is a family-owned company focusing on the development and manufacturing of specialty chemicals and concepts to help the pulp and paper industry to develop new and long-term sustainable products and processes. 


Bioextrax’s main expertise is a biobased process for PHA extraction which relies on a cell-lysing bacteria. Within R3PACK, they will contribute by extracting the needed PHA for the paper based packaging solutions.


FiberLean Technologies Ltd. have developed a cost-effective and energy efficient process to produce microfibrillated cellulose (MFC) suspensions improving the strength of paper and cardboard.


Gascogne Flexible is an expert in a broad range of processing and printing technologies for multilayer paper and film laminates. Gascogne has a wide range of techniques to support the paper production process.


Guillin Emballages and Thiolat are Groupe Guillin affiliated companies. The group is a European packaging manufacturer for food contact applications. Guillin is specialised in flexible packaging.


The whole group produces and sells 17 500 different references of packaging in recyclable material: from PET and PP to cardboard and molded cellulose. Thiolat is specialised in rigid packaging.

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