Customers and Products

Most customers prefer their products to be environmentally and socially responsible, and the Postal Service delivers on that expectation, designing its mailing and shipping services to minimize environmental impacts and enable customers to green their shipping and mailing operations. Examples include Click-N-Ship and free Carrier Pickup, which allows customers to skip a trip to the Post Office by having packages picked up at their home or business, eliminating the need to use their own vehicles and gas.

The Postal Service is also the only shipping company to earn Cradle-to-Cradle certification for the environmentally friendly design and manufacture of its shipping products, including Priority Mail and Express Mail boxes and envelopes. This year, 27 billion stamps and stamped products gained Cradle-to-Cradle certification, which means they are 100 percent recyclable, don’t contain harmful materials, and won’t contribute to landfills.