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Postal Service’s recycling success highlighted

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The BlueEarth Federal Recycling program helps USPS promote recycling.

The Postal Service is doing its part to protect the environment, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) reported last week.

In a March 9 blog post, the OIG highlights the Postal Service’s progress in boosting recycling rates. In 2013 alone, USPS recycled 228,000 tons of wastepaper, cardboard, cans, plastics and other reusable materials.

The blog also cites USPS BlueEarth Federal Recycling as an example of a program that make recycling more accessible throughout the organization.

The Postal Service’s goal is to divert 50 percent of solid waste to recycling by the end of the fiscal year in September.

Visit the USPS sustainability site for more information on recycling efforts.

The OIG, an independent agency, audits postal programs and operations.

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