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• Tesco said that as part of its overall environmental strategy, it will install recycling bins at its stores for wire clothes hangers – which are, in fact, in short supply and in desperate need of recycling. The hangers reportedly will be returned to Tesco's suppliers in Asia, and the company believes that this will keep more than 1,000 tons of hangers – or a whopping two millions pounds worth of hangers – out of landfills and garbage dumps.

The good news for Tesco is that it expects the recycling program will save it as much as 25 percent in packaging costs by 2010.

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