Modern Marvels

Season 17 Episode 11

Packaging

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Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Jan 14, 2011 on The History Channel

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    • No country consumes more bottled water per person than Italy. Each Italian drinks an average of 55 gallons per year – nearly twice that of each American. Half of all the paper produced in the United States is used to wrap and decorate consumer products. Paper compromises about 41% of our trash. Packaging and transporting one Chinook helicopter about a C-5 cargo jet costs more than $500,000.

      The Sealed Air Corporation's first major client was IBM which used bubble wrap to ship its IBM 1401 one of the world's first mass produced business computers.

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