P&G's cost-saving packaging plastics could set the standard

Procter & Gamble has created a process that makes plastics for packaging cheaper and greener than what is currently on the market. The new plastic, which reportedly could save P&G $1 billion a year in materials costs, could also lead to lucrative business-to-business agreements with other large firms. The plastics, which can also be used inside of products such as toothbrushes and diapers, are up to 75% thinner than existing packaging and use more recycled materials, according to patent filings.

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