Sustainability

Eco-friendly Packaging

Our packaging is recyclable, of course. But it’s much more.

Our packaging meets Sustainable Forestry Initiative or Forest Stewardship Council certification standards. We also encourage you to reuse our packaging thus extending its lifecycle.  No packing materials may appear careless, but coffee beans are robust and travel well.  Plus, no additional fillers for the landfill and reduced weight saves fuel.

We send greener packages across the country and around the world.

We’re Online & Reduced Travel

Almost everything we do reduces travel which not only makes us more efficient by saving time, we have on fuel too.

  • Print postage-paid shipping labels in-house, no need for specialty production
  • Shippers are on our street six days a week, so we schedule pickups.
  • Delivery is on your street six days a week too, so our supplies are delivered with the mail.

Buy stamps

Our stamps are recyclable and our stamp adhesives are environmentally benign and recycling compatible.

Ship green with USPS

When you order a product online, we ship with the United States Postal Service. They stop at your house six days a week, so cannot get much more convenient.

Greener choices

Shop online lately? What did you do with that box after you opened it? There are steps you can take to help green the mail and packages you receive.

Recycle

The Environmental Protection Agency recognizes all mail as recyclable mixed paper waste, so don’t forget to add yours to the recycle bin when you’re done with it.

Many of our Post Offices have recycling containers for use by customers picking up mail at their PO Boxes. Our lobby recycling program offers you the option to “Read, Respond and Recycle” by using the containers to discard mail for recycling after you’re finished with it. Just look for the blue containers with the slots on top.

Read your mail. Keep what you want and recycle the rest. It’s the environmentally friendly thing to do.

Of course, the mail you take home can be recycled later after you’re finished with it through your local recycling. Many shipping materials, like that cardboard box your shoes came in, also can be recycled. Learn about recycling in your community.

Reuse

Speaking of that box your shoes came in, isn’t it the perfect size for sending your niece’s birthday gift? You can also shred old direct mail and reuse it as packing material to hold that gift in place.

Not only can you recycle the mail you receive, but you can also share your magazines and catalogs with family and friends, or donate them to hospitals, clinics and doctors’ offices for the waiting room, or to retirement communities, or to schools for use in art projects.

Reduce

When you move, make sure to update your address. This ensures you receive the mail you want and reduces waste. Change your address now.

Explore the ways you can “go green” in your daily lives.