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Clemson University’s Food, Packaging & Sustainability Summit

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Summit Sneak Peaks

Please join us for a preview of presentations by talented professionals at the Summit.

September 22, 2020, 11 a.m. (ET): Bring your coffee and join us for a virtual coffee hour with Deloitte Consulting's Kyle Tanger and Josh Mellinger as they discuss the current state of the food value chain and sustainability. Register for this virtual coffee hour event.

September 23, 2020, 4 p.m. (ET): Wrap up your afternoon with chef Joel Gamoran, food waste crusader and host of A&E's hit series "Scraps" as he demonstrates tasty ways to use food scraps in your cooking. Register for this virtual event.

Virtual Sustainable Packaging Design Workshop
Hosted online by Clemson's Sonoco Institute of Packaging Design and Graphics on September 23-24, this workshop is a packaging primer that describes the role of designing for sustainability in a circular economy. The course, split into four one-hour sessions across two days, will take a holistic approach to packaging, starting with the basics of packaging materials, why packaging matters, drivers of sustainability, current end-of-life scenarios and the opportunities of a total life-cycle design process. Register for the Virtual Sustainable Packaging Design workshop.

FRESH Food, Packaging & Sustainability Summit: Safe. Secure. Sustainable.

The Sonoco FRESH initiative invites you to Clemson's inaugural Food, Packaging & Sustainability Summit on February 25-26, 2021, and to the Welcome Reception on the evening of February 24, 2021. The Summit's theme, "Safe. Secure. Sustainable.", depicts the goal of ensuring consumer confidence that packaging will protect food and the environment. You are invited to join the conversation as the need for collaborations and innovative approaches has never been greater.

You're Invited!

Please plan to attend the Food, Packaging & Sustainability Summit February 25-26, 2021. Find more information at: