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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 no-fee service enables USPS® business customers to measure and manage their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. USPS follows the most widely accepted accounting methods to calculate your shipping and mailing GHG emissions based on item characteristics, including product type, size, weight, processing, distribution, and transportation. Customers using this service are provided Scope 3 Carbon Emissions statements specific to their actual USPS mailing and shipping.
USPS annually inventories its GHG emissions and assigns GHG emissions by mailing types. Explore your reports online at the USPS.com® Business Customer Gateway (BCG). With our seamless user interface, you can customize your reports by mailing type emissions. For more information or for reporting assistance, contact your USPS account representative or USPS Environmental Affairs and Corporate Sustainability at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We help make it easy for federal agencies and their employees to properly dispose of items like unwanted small electronics and phones. It’s easy to manage, free to federal agencies, supplements existing sustainability programs, and measurable results are available through online reports at FedRecycling.com.
This service is a cost-effective, secure and convenient way to manage mail containing personal identifiable 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.
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We offer several sustainability services to our customers who are interested in reducing their impact on the environment related to their mailing activities.
Recycling and reducing waste to landfill promotes conservation, material reuse, and natural resource stewardship.