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We’re committed to environmental stewardship and leading by example. With every delivery, the Postal Service is committed to making a positive impact on the environment — doing our part to ensure a healthy planet for future generations.
In 2018, the Postal Service recycled 177,612 tons of paper, 39,792 tons of cardboard and 5,537 tons of plastic.
We help our customers reduce waste, increase recycling and improve their carbon footprint through our BlueEarth programs.
The Postal Service has a solar power generation system at its Los Angeles mail processing facility consisting of 31,000 solar panels. This expands our use of alternative energy and makes the USPS facility one of the largest buildings generating electricity through solar energy in the city.
The Postal Service has a goal to reduce energy used per square foot of building space 25 percent by 2025. From 2015 to 2017, energy was reduced 6.6 percent. Additional improvements are planned.
More than 75,000 letter carriers drive to neighborhoods and then deliver the mail on foot. Nearly 7,000 carriers deliver mail entirely on foot -- the USPS Fleet of Feet. Mail is delivered by bicycle on select routes in Arizona and Florida, reducing emissions and saving fuel.
alternative fuel vehicles
The Postal Service operates a fleet of nearly 48,000 alternative fuel-capable vehicles, most of which are equipped to use ethanol. There are electric, compressed natural gas and liquid propane gas vehicles in the fleet as well. In 2018, 100 electric hybrid and 100 hydraulic hybrid 2-ton vehicles were purchased.
The Eagle Logo, the trade dress of USPS packaging, the Letter Carrier Uniform and the Postal Truck and the following word marks are among the many trademarks owned by the United States Postal Service®:
Certified Mail®, Click-N-Ship®, Every Door Direct Mail®, Express Mail®, First-Class™, First-Class Mail®, Forever®, Global Express Guaranteed®, gopost®, Intelligent Mail®, Metro Post®, Parcel Select®, PO Box™, Post Office™, PostalOne!®, Postal Police®, Postal Service™, Premium Forwarding Service® , Priority Mail®, Priority Mail Express®, Priority Mail Express International®, Priority Mail Flat Rate®, Priority Mail International®, Priority: You®, Registered Mail™, Return For Good®, Standard Mail®, The Postal Store®, United States Postal Inspection Service®, United States Postal Service®, U.S. Mail®, U.S. Postal Inspector®, U.S. Postal Service®, USPS®, USPS BlueEarth®, USPS Mobile®, USPS Tracking®, USPS.COM®, ZIP + 4®, and ZIP Code™. This is not a comprehensive list of all Postal Service trademarks.
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