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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Postal Bulletin: October is Energy Action Month

October is Energy Action Month, which is a time to remind Postal Service™ employees and customers to commit to action, conserve energy, and promote efficiency. On Thursday, October 24, 2019, the United States Postal Service® will have an Energy Action Month event at Headquarters in Washington, DC, in the Hall of Flags, from 11 a.m….

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USPS: Storing de-icing, anti-skidding materials

Postal Service facilities that store large quantities of rock salt, sand and other de-icing and anti-skidding chemical products may be regulated by environmental laws. These regulations could include mandatory chemical reporting, restrictions on the amount stored, permitting and requirements for on-site storage areas. Regardless of location, facilities that order or store de-icing and anti-skidding products…

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USPS: Hydrogen Fuel Cell Pilot Project at Washington NDC in Southern MD

The U.S. Postal Service® is piloting a new way to power our material handling equipment (MHE) at the Washington National Distribution Center in southern Maryland. MHE is essential equipment for USPS® processing plants. This equipment, which includes forklifts, tow motors and pallet jacks, is used to move mail and empty equipment throughout USPS facilities. Currently,…

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