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PACKAGING DOWNSIZING [1 record]

Record 1 1993-05-13

English

Subject field(s)
  • Packaging
DEF

... the procedure by which the contents of a package are reduced in weight or volume while the package itself remains apparently unchanged.

OBS

Package standardization and environmental considerations are more often alleged.

OBS

An example would be two identical or nearly identical cans of ground coffee - one containing 16 ounces; the other, only 14.9 ounces.

OBS

Considered as a deceptive practice of packaging consumer food or non-food products. For example one jar containing 16 ounces of peanut butter that is being replaced by a new jar containing 14 ounces, the only visible and somewhat misleading difference being a tapering of the new jar

Key term(s)
  • product downsizing
  • packaging downsizing

French

Domaine(s)
  • Emballages
DEF

Procédé visant à réduire le volume et le poids des emballages à des fins d'uniformisation, de souci environnemental et de commercialisation.

Spanish

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