HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) – The Hershey Co. says it is saving a small forest each year with its new packaging design for Hershey’s Miniatures.

LancasterOnline.com said Monday that the new packaging is hitting retail shelves this week.

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The wrappers have bolder graphic designs on the well-known miniature bars of Hershey’s Milk Chocolate and Special Dark, Krackel and Mr. Goodbar. But they’re also 0.050 grams lighter than the old wrappers.

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That sounds minuscule but Hershey spokeswoman Laura Renaud said it will equate to 271,800 pounds of wrappers saved over the course of a year – enough paper to fill 11 tractor trailers. Renaud said that amounts to nearly 2,000 trees.

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