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The Sonoco FRESH initiative invites you to Clemson’s inaugural Food, Packaging & Sustainability Summit on February 25 – 26, 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.

FRESH is pleased to provide a program that reflects its unique approach to evaluating the entire food value chain. Rich with content from respected thought leaders in industry and academia, the Summit provides the framework for exploring collaborations, solutions and innovative thinking through presentations and events.

Registration will open later this Summer 2020.
In the meantime, sign up for our mailing list to receive Summit updates.

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Virtual Sneak Peeks

September 22, 2020 11 am (ET)
Virtual Coffee Hour with Deloitte Consulting

September 23, 2020 4 pm (ET)
Virtual “Scrappy Hour” with Chef Joel Gamoran

Click here for more information on the virtual Sneak Peeks, including registration.


Virtual Sustainable Packaging Design Workshop 

September 23 – 24, 2020

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. Click here for more information, including registration.


The mission of the Sonoco FRESH initiative is to have a major impact on the safety, security and sustainability of food. This means looking holistically at the food life cycle and identifying opportunities that reimagine processes, technologies and behaviors. More information on the Sonoco FRESH initiative can be found at www.clemson.edu/SonocoFRESH.