Delivering a positive impact. Leading by example.
USPS BlueEarth is a branded suite of customer services and product initiatives that provide sustainability solutions and innovations to our customers, including government agencies and businesses.
This service enables large business customers to measure and manage carbon impacts across their supply chains. This proprietary service follows the most widely accepted accounting methods to calculate shipping or mailing items’ greenhouse gas emissions based on their characteristics, such as product type, size, weight, processing, distribution and transportation. This no-fee service provides reports that detail GHG emissions associated with the Postal Service’s entire delivery process.
Carbonfund.org Foundation has determined the USPS BlueEarth Carbon Accounting Statement is consistent with carbon neutrality criteria for eligibility in the Carbonfund.org Carbonfree Shipping program. USPS business customers interested in offsetting emissions can purchase carbon credits using official calculation results from the USPS BlueEarth Carbon Accounting Statement. Learn more here.
We help make it easy for federal agencies and their employees to properly dispose of items like empty ink cartridges and unwanted small electronics. It’s easy to manage, free to federal agencies, supplements existing sustainability programs, and measurable results are available through online reports.
This service is a cost-effective, secure and convenient way to manage mail containing personal protected information. It’s designed specifically for business mailers who use the Intelligent Mail barcode. This technology enables the Postal Service to identify, intercept and securely shred undeliverable-as-addressed First-Class letters and flats with personal protected information that would otherwise be returned to the sender.
For more information on Secure Destruction, visit PostalPro.
Additional USPS BlueEarth recommendations for direct mailers:
Getting the lead out. USPS test hydrogen fuel cells.
We offer several sustainability services to our customers who are interested in reducing their impact on the environment related to their mailing activities.
Our lobby recycling program has containers to discard mail for recycling after you’re finished with it.