S.C.-based Sonoco wants Clemson to reduce food waste through packaging

Americans waste untold billions on spoiled food each year. Sonoco thinks there’s big money to be had by slimming the losses.

The Hartsville-based manufacturer thinks packaging could move the needle on food waste by squeezing a little more shelf life out of fresh food.

For Sonoco, a giant in the global packaging business and one of South Carolina’s largest publicly traded companies, that’s a market opportunity.

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