Reusable bags flying off shelves

by Lynda Valentine
Defense Commissary Agency

***image1***The new, reusable bags being sold at commissaries worldwide as part of the Defense Commissary Agency’s “Go Green” initiative are so popular, they’re flying off the shelves.

“We’ve sold about half a million in four months,” said Rick Page, DeCA’s acting director. “Customer demand for the product is better than we expected, but rest assured we are working to get additional shipments to all commissaries as soon as possible.”

The popular green bags, which were introduced in October, cost 70 cents each, are made of sturdy mesh and are strong enough to hold up to 30 pounds of groceries. The bags are machine washable and can be recycled when no longer usable.

Look for reusable bag racks at the Ramstein or Vogelweh commissaries or ask your cashier for the bags at checkout.

For more information about your commissary benefit, visit DeCA’s Web site at