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Greener brew: Beer cans to lighten up as Japan cuts CO2

Sapporo and Suntory share designs for aluminum-saving lids

A Sapporo brewery outside Tokyo has been using lighter lids to reduce the weight of its cans.

TOKYO -- Two of Japan's biggest names in beer, Sapporo and Suntory, are working together to make cans that use less aluminum and result in lower carbon dioxide emissions, Nikkei has learned.

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