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• The Rochester Business Journal reports that Wegmans plans to begin bottling a private brand pasta sauce "in a jar made from lighter-weight PET plastic, the type used for water and soda bottles ... Reasons for the change include the new plastic jars do not shatter if dropped, they are lightweight and can be shipped using less fuel, and they are more widely recycled than glass jars, said Jason Wadsworth, Wegmans sustainability manager."

Wadsworth says that "by switching from glass to PET jars the same amount of pasta sauce can be shipped each year using 55 fewer trucks. That change can save 974 gallons of diesel fuel, cutting carbon dioxide emissions the equivalent of driving around the Earth once in an average passenger vehicle.”
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