By DeCA Public Affairs
The Defense Commissary Agency is always working diligently to reduce its environmental footprint through recycling, food donations, and offering shoppers environmentally friendly products.
In 2015, DeCA stores recycled almost 1,920 tons of plastic, more than 60,000 tons of cardboard and over 108 tons of paper. It has also composted or re-purposed almost 6 million pounds of organic material, recycled over 5 million pounds of pallets and another 3 million pounds of things like fats, bones, kitchen grease, metal and wood.
DeCA makes it easy for its patrons to get involved with “green” purchasing. They can purchase reusable shopping bags, organically grown fruits and vegetables, compact fluorescent and LED light bulbs, high-efficiency laundry products, environmentally friendly cleaning products, and products with reduced packaging like paper towels and bathroom tissue without the cardboard tubes.