slowly transition from the use of plastic bags in commisaries and BX (base exchanges) worldwide. This transition should take 3 to 5 years. As a transition incintive, give a small discount to individuals who utilize reusable shopping bags (2 or 3%). This environmental and cost savings is already inacted in the privates sector by such companies as Aldies, Sams and Costco.
Close the Base Exchanges (BX) and instead pay for a Sam's Club membership or a Costco membership for active duty military. Then people have a choice, there is competition, better quality products, and you drive the prices down for the government in providing this service, not to mention you stimulate private industry in the process.