USPS: Undeliverable Marketing Mail keeps homes warm

The Postal Service recycles 200,000 tons of undeliverable Marketing Mail each year, and now some of that mail is being turned into home insulation. USPS is marking America Recycles Day by highlighting a recycling test taking place in Utah. America Recycles Day, held each Nov. 15, is a campaign to raise awareness of the importance…

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USPS Annual Sustainability Report

The Postal Service has reduced greenhouse gas emissions from facilities, vehicles and utilities by 22.4 percent since 2008 — the equivalent of removing more than 250,000 cars from the road in a single year, new data shows. The information is included in the latest USPS Annual Sustainability Report, which was published last week. The report…

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Postal Bulletin highlights Earth Day 2020

On April 22, 2020, the United States Postal Service® celebrates the 50th anniversary of what many consider to be the birth of the modern environmental movement — Earth Day. The Postal Service™ is pleased to honor Earth Day with a beautiful commemorative Forever® stamp (shown on the cover of this issue). The stamp is scheduled…

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USPS OIG: Recycling Opportunities in the San Francisco District

Audit Report – HR-AR-14-002 – 06/13/2014 BACKGROUND: Recycling is the process of changing used materials into new products to reduce waste. Each year the U.S. Postal Service generates recyclable material, and although there are costs to recycle, it also generates revenue. In 2012, Postal Service recycling efforts generated $49.5 million, with only about one-third of…

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