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Uniqlo to phase in paper bags worldwide, cutting plastic

Clothing chain also prepares renewable packaging for Heattech and other lines

Customers walk out of a Uniqlo store in Tokyo's Ginza district with plastic bags.

TOKYO -- Casual clothing store chain Uniqlo and other brands under Fast Retailing will begin switching to paper bags for purchases worldwide in September, joining a procession of Japanese businesses abandoning plastic.

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