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Best Buy is turning to new technology to cut waste from its packaging operations, including machines that build 15 boxes per minute in custom sizes to help prevent the retailer from shipping boxes full of air, Supply Chain Operations Head Rob Bass said. The machines, which are in use at two facilities in California and one in New Jersey, have helped Best Buy decrease cardboard waste by 40%, allow workers to fit more boxes in trucks and open up floor space for other uses.

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