Barclays Report
Barclays Report

Food Waste: Ripe for Change

We waste an unsustainable 1.3 billion tons of food per year—a full one-third of the food we produce for human consumption globally—valued at $1 trillion and accounting for 8% of GHG emissions. This report by Barclays proposes that the time is ripe to execute change through collaborative action across the food value chain.

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Food Waste Brochure
Sonoco Industry Update

How Packaging Can Help Solve Our Food Waste Problem

Though one-third of all food produced for human consumption is wasted, developed countries account for much more of the waste. In the U.S., 40% of the food that reaches consumers and retailers is wasted, with similar numbers seen in other developed countries. Sonoco explores how better understanding the food waste problem helps us begin to explore packaging technologies as a means of reducing waste, thereby combatting the related problems of hunger, greenhouse gas emissions, and economic losses.

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Food Report
World Resources Report

Creating a Sustainable Food Future

This report is the result of a multi-national, multi-year research project, and focuses on technical opportunities and policies for cost-effective scenarios to close the three great “gaps” by 2050: the food gap, the land gap, and the GHG mitigation gap. The proposed solutions meet the food, land-use, and greenhouse gas emissions goals in ways that can also help to alleviate poverty and do not exacerbate water challenges.

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Corporate Responsibility Report

Committed to a Better World for 120 Years

Sonoco has spent 120 years building the company we are today. We intend to spend the next 120 years becoming the acknowledged packaging industry leader while also enhancing a sustainable future. This Corporate Responsibility Report details our commitment to sustainable product development, improved recycling, and environmental consciousness globally.

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