July 19, 2011
Military.com|by Amy Bushatz
A Washington, D.C.-area base commander is trying to do away with all plastic bags across his base, including those used at the exchange and commissary.
“The plan is to educate people on the fact that there’s just no reason for (plastic bags),” said Col. Carl Coffman, commander of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, an Army and Marine Corps base near Washington.
Plastic bags are “hanging on fences, they’re in trees; they’re in the coast line. The ditches are full of plastic bags -- they’re unsightly and they’re not biodegradable,” Coffman added.
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