Order eco-friendly packaging for shipments
We offer you a greener shade of green.
The Postal Service is has long been committed to sustainable packaging. Our Packaging is recyclable, of course. But it’s much more. We offer eco-friendly packaging - for the USPS that means our packaging meets Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) or Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification standards. We also encourage our packaging manufacturers to use the Cradle to Cradle certification standard - a life cycle assessment process for packaging. We have long been committed to the use of recycled content materials for our packaging since it extends the life of our precious natural resources thereby reducing impacts to the environment. We are committed to the sustainable use of natural resources and our packaging will help you to do the same.
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.
Learn more about our shipping services
Make recycling easy by mail
The mail is an easy way to recycle items so they don’t cause environmental harm.
We offer a mail-it-back program consumers can use to mail used electronics such as PDAs and cell phones.
Learn more about this mail back program.
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.