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With the right resources, it’s easy to be green. Start with us—right here, right now: greener choices with the U.S. Postal Service®

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.
Order yours free

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:

Buy stamps

Our stamps are recyclable and our stamp adhesives are environmentally benign and recycling compatible.
Buy yours online

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