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Many consumers are concerned about the ecological effects of wasteful packaging. This concern probably explains why stores have been quick to stock new cleaning products that have been produced in a concentrated form. The concentrated form is packaged in smaller containers that use less plastic and require less transportation space.

Which of the following, if true, most seriously undermines the explanation offered above?
(A) Few consumers believe that containers of concentrated cleaning products are merely small packages of regular cleaning products.
(B) The containers in which concentrated cleaning products are packaged are no harder to recycle than those in which regular cleaning products are packaged.
(C) Those concentrated cleaning products that are intended to be used diluted have clear instructions for dilution printed on their labels.
(D) The smaller containers of concentrated cleaning products enable supermarkets and drugstores to increase their revenues from a given shelf space.
(E) Consumer pressure has led to the elimination of wasteful cardboard packaging that was used for compact discs.

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 [#permalink] New post 26 Jul 2006, 18:52
(A) few believe... most don't, so doesn't weaken anything

(B) this says that there is no difference for environment, so it is likely not a concern.

(C) We don't care about how we intend to use them OUT of SCOPE

(D) if the reason is profits for supermarkets, the concern for environment disappears... WINNER

(E) CDs? where do they come into picture... OUT for SURE... we're talking about cleaning products

B and D are close, but as you can see D is way stronger and gives more meaningful reason to reject the argument, which also mentions stocking up the shelves....

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 [#permalink] New post 26 Jul 2006, 19:38
Looks like a straight D.

D explains that it were not the ecological effects of wasteful packaging that led stores to stock smaller products but it was the revenue that prompted them.
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 [#permalink] New post 26 Jul 2006, 19:43
OA is indeed D.
:thanks u2lover and ps_dahiya.

Just one more quick question.

Is "This concern probably explains why stores have been quick to stock new cleaning products that have been produced in a concentrated form."
conlusion here? => If so, it make sense.

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 [#permalink] New post 26 Jul 2006, 22:37
Clear winner D.

The author says that consumer awareness is the reason, stores are concentrating on keepign concentrated products.

D provides an alternate explanation that undermines this.

"This concern probably explains why stores have been quick to stock new cleaning products that have been produced in a concentrated form."

This indeed is the conclusion.
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 [#permalink] New post 27 Jul 2006, 01:46
agree with D
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 [#permalink] New post 30 Jul 2006, 12:12
Clearly D
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 [#permalink] New post 30 Jul 2006, 14:06
D it is...
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 [#permalink] New post 31 Jul 2006, 14:14
D is a clear alternative explanation to the premise offered in the original question.
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