The Hill Air Force Base BX is rewarding military shoppers who are doing their part for the environment through its new "Use a Bag, Save the Planet" initiative.
Instead of using traditional plastic bags, retail facilities at Hill AFB are encouraging shoppers to bring their own reusable bags. Beyond helping the environment, shoppers that "Use a Bag, Save the Planet" will get five cents back for every reusable bag used.
"The Army and Air Force Exchange Service desires to be an environmentally responsible retailer and a 'green' place to shop," said the BX's General Manager Don Sydlik. "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) at the Main Exchange, Shoppette and all other retail facilities at Hill AFB. As such, Airmen who simply decline a plastic bag, but do not utilize a reusable bag, will not qualify for the five cent credit.