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Hopefully by now you’ve made a commitment to read labels, purchase organic, and support local farms. (If so, we applaud your efforts to live a greener lifestyle!) However, have you noticed in what type of materials your favorite products are packaged? Purchasing food and other consumer goods with reusable, recyclable, or reduced packaging could reduce your emissions by 230 pounds a year. Knock off another 17 lbs by using your own reusable grocery bag to transport your healthy fare. Carving off pounds while purchasing food – who would’ve thought?