AAFES promotes reusable bag usage

Dallas Army & Air Force Exchange Service announced Tuesday that it is encouraging shoppers to use their own reusable bags. AAFES said it will reward customers with 5 cents for every reusable bag used.

“AAFES desires to be an environmentally responsible retailer and to be a ‘green’ place to shop,” said AAFES’ senior enlisted advisor chief Jeffry Helm. “By rewarding the use of environmentally friendly bags we hope to begin changing behaviors today to put us on a path for a cleaner tomorrow.”

The five cent credit applies only to shoppers who bring in and use reusable shopping bags (plastic bags do not apply). As such, customers who simply decline a plastic bag, but do not utilize a reusable bag, will not qualify for the five cent credit.