USPS: How to discard used aerosol cans

July 2, 2021 The Postal Service is reminding employees that waste aerosol cans must be stored and disposed of properly. These cans are a potential safety and environmental hazard because they may contain unused chemical products and propellant. Aerosol cans that contain unused liquid or propellants must never be disposed of in the regular trash….

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USPS marks Earth Day – April 22, 2021

The Postal Service will join the world in celebrating Earth Day on April 22 and encourage employees to integrate sustainability practices into their daily work. “The Postal Service prioritizes sustainable and environmentally focused solutions throughout our organization,” said Chief Sustainability Officer Jennifer Beiro-Réveillé. “From our environmental compliance reviews to our recycling programs, we are proud…

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Postal Bulletin highlights Earth Day 2021

On April 22, 2021, the United States Postal Service® joins the global community in celebrating Earth Day. Earth Day is a day to focus on how our actions impact our earth, as well as a day to empower everyone with the information and resources needed to protect their local environment and communities. As a sustainability…

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USPS: FFVs should run on alternative fuel

The Postal Service is reminding its employees who drive for the organization that flex-fuel vehicles (FFVs) are required by law to operate on alternative fuel rather than gasoline. Almost all FFVs in the postal fleet are E85s. How do you know if you’re driving one? • Check the gas cap. Most alternative-fuel vehicles have yellow…

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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 taking steps toward greater efficiency

Under the leadership of Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, the Postal Service is developing a business plan to ensure that the organization will be financially stable and able to continue to provide reliable, affordable, safe and secure delivery of mail and packages to all customers. This plan, which will be presented to the USPS Board of…

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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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Deputy PMG Stroman to depart USPS in June

Deputy Postmaster General Ronald A. Stroman will resign from the Postal Service, effective June 1. Stroman, the 20th Deputy Postmaster General and the highest-ranking African American in USPS history, leads communications and relationship-building with Congress and federal, state and local government agencies, as well as efforts to educate stakeholders on the organization’s work to develop…

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