April 21, 2011

Green Mail

The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) recently came out with a series of “Go Green” stamps. Each of the 16 Forever stamps promotes a different green action, such as planting trees or adjusting the thermostat.

These stamps, along with all USPS stamps, envelopes, boxes, labels, and stamped postal cards, are Cradle to Cradle certified. Cradle to Cradle “is a multi-attribute eco-label that assesses a product’s safety to humans and the environment and design for future life cycles.” This means that not only can products be safely recycled, but the amount of energy and water used in production is also a consideration.

Electronic options, such as email or online applications, are always greener, but it's good to know there is a greener option available if you must snail mail.

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