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Consumer Reports: Excessive Packaging (Canada AM)

Catalogue Number:  CTV445
Producer:  CTV
Subject:  Business Studies
Language:  English
Grade Level:  9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2009
Running Time:  4:00

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Consumer reporter Pat Foran investigates the reasons that manufacturers use excessive packaging. He found that some companies can save money if they ship all of their products in the same size box, but it does have negative environmental impacts. Some companies are making an effort to reduce their cardboard waste, and Wal - Mart is putting pressure on suppliers to reduce the amount of product packaging.

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