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Sustainable packaging company opens Hampton County facility

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Evanesce, a sustainable technology innovator, is opening its first U.S. production facility in Hampton County. 

The company makes biodegradable, environmentally friendly food packaging from upcycled food waste. An opening celebration featuring a plant tour will be Thursday at the facility, located at 103 Logistics Drive in Early Branch.

S.C. Secretary of Commerce Harry Lightsey, Evanesce founder and CEO Doug Horne and Southern Carolina Regional Development Alliance CEO Danny Black are among those expected to attend.  

The Hampton County facility will produce 100% plant-based and compostable straws for the food service industry, according to a news release. 

Evanesce has distribution centers throughout the U.S., according to its website, and is opening a second manufacturing facility in Nevada. 

Reach Melinda Waldrop at 803-726-7542.

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