Order eco-friendly packaging for shipments
We offer you a greener shade of green.
The Postal Service is the first shipping company to achieve Cradle-to-CradleCM certification for our packaging. It’s recyclable, of course. But it’s much more. This is environmental “big picture” certification. It starts at the design stage, considers energy and water use through manufacturing, and ends with a product that can be safely recycled. Cradle-to-CradleCM certification comes from McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry.
What does it mean for customers? You can send “greener” packages across the country or around the world — and it won’t cost you any more.
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Do more online
Almost everything you can do at the Post Office, you can do online. So next time, skip the trip and save time and fuel. Our website lets you:
Our stamps are recyclable and our stamp adhesives are environmentally benign and recycling compatible.
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Ship green with USPS
When you order a product on online, choose the Postal Service to deliver it. We are already coming to your house 6 days a week so it’s not an extra trip for us. Make the switch-have your packages delivered by the Postal Service.
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Make recycling easy by mail
The mail is an easy way to recycle items so they don’t cause environmental harm.
We’re piloting a mail-it-back program consumers can use to mail used electronics such as PDAs, cell phones and ink cartridges.
We’re also working to help consumers recycle used compact fluorescent light bulbs.
And Hewlett Packard, Dell, and Sprint are using the mail to help customers return empty ink cartridges, cell phones, other wireless devices, old computers and computer equipment.