Going Postal? Just “Read, Respond, Recycle.”

 

by Dawn Quirk

A new twist on the three R’s, the U.S. Postal Service is making it easier for customers across the country to recycle their mail. The program places recycling bins in Post Office lobbies, requesting that customers read their mail, respond to it when necessary, and place the rest into recycling bin. Postmaster General John Potter explains the basic idea, without frills or gimmicks: “The message today is simple. Mail is recyclable…We are committed to helping consumers ‘go green’ through a comprehensive approach to mail production, delivery and recycling that helps create a sustainable future for generations to come.” Sounds like a bin-bin situation.