Grand Rapids Press

Spartan is among several area companies that have changed their packaging, making it lighter, smaller or more recyclable to reduce production costs and appeal to environmentally conscious consumers. Sparta-based Old Orchard Brands, for example, has moved to lighter plastic bottles, redesigned its cases and more recently started packaging its frozen juice in a 100 percent recyclable container.

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