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Firms cut packaging to save environment, costs

Efforts include use of wrappers designed to be reclaimed, reused or composted

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BRITISH supermarkets are selling beer in glass bottles that are a third lighter than they were a few years ago. Unilever, which makes products such as Dove cleansers and Sure deodorant, has pledged to reduce its packaging by a third by 2020. Dell is cushioning computers and server parts with wheat straw and a compostable, mushroom-based material instead of Styrofoam.

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BRITISH supermarkets are selling beer in glass bottles that are a third lighter than they were a few years ago. Unilever, which makes products such as Dove cleansers and Sure deodorant, has pledged to reduce its packaging by a third by 2020. Dell is cushioning computers and server

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