Benny here. In my day, recycling wasn't really a big deal. We had a big country and lots of resources. But today, with increased population and environmental concerns, we all have to think about our impact on the world around us.
And that goes for the mail too. It's a touchy subject. Because mail is necessary for commerce, for our jobs and for a big chunk of the economy. It's also printed on paper that when it is read, is traditionally discarded.
We want to make recycling of mail convenient for customers, but we also need to be sensitive to our mailers that pay the postage. We want to encourage people to read their mail.
So we've come up with a good alternative: "‘Read, Respond, and Recycle."
In thousands of postal lobbies, Post Office box customers across the country can recycle their mail with convenient recycling bins that encourage customers to open their mail, respond to it and then responsibly dispose of it.
A complete list of participating post offices can be found at Earth911.com, using the word “mail” in the search engine. The list is sorted by ZIP Code.
More information on green initiatives and consumer products can be found at usps.com/green.
If you already have one of these recycling bins, how are they working? What do your customers think? Comment here.