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GLRPPR Sector Resource: U.S. Postal Service, MBDC Announce "Cradle to Cradle" (SM) Certification

Title:
U.S. Postal Service, MBDC Announce "Cradle to Cradle" (SM) Certification

Abstract:
Consumers now can send a very "green" message across town or around the world when sending Priority Mail and Express Mail packages and envelopes. The U.S. Postal Service is the only mailing or shipping company in the nation to achieve "Cradle to Cradle"SM Certification at the Silver level from MBDC (McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry) for human and environmental health. Postal Service mailing and shipping supplies already had exceeded government requirements, including recycled content standards from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Going beyond existing federal and state agency requirements was a goal in seeking certification. Based on the recycled content of the more than 500 million Express Mail and Priority Mail packages and envelopes the Postal Service provides its customers each year, more than 15,000 metric tons of carbon equivalent emissions (climate change gases) now will be prevented annually. Express Mail and Priority Mail boxes and envelopes also are 100 percent recyclable.

URL:
http://www.usps.com/communications/newsroom/2007/pr07_049.htm

Source:
U.S. Postal Service

Resource Type:
Article/report

Date of Publication:
May 30, 2007

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