Many plastics molders are geniuses at finding ways to make products using less resin, or less expensive materials. Warner Home Video got some attention for its efforts on Sunday, in a story on its lightweight DVD packaging on The New York Times' Web site. The story, headlined "Making a Case for the Environment and the Bottom Line," notes that Warner, "by far the world's largest distributor of television and movies on DVDs, has started releasing all of its new and library titles in cases that have 20 percent less plastic, a spokeswoman said. In some instances, the cases feature a thin layer of plastic; others have cutouts in the walls." Cutting the weight of its jewel boxes will reduce the division's carbon emissions by 31 percent, according to the story.
Warner Bros. saves money through sustainability
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