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Sam Pulcrano, Vice President, Sustainability

Sam Pulcrano, Vice President, Sustainability

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Sam Pulcrano, Vice President, Sustainability

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  1. The U.S. Postal Service Sam Pulcrano, Vice President, Sustainability

  2. Sustainability at USPS The Green Postal Service Sam Pulcrano, Vice President, Sustainability

  3. Our Vision: Be a Sustainability leader Embrace sustainability’s green approach to doing business to create long-term value for customers, employees and the communities we serve. Use sustainability to embrace opportunities, and manage risks due to economic, environmental and social changes and challenges.

  4. Sustainability at the Postal Service —Balancing people, planet, profit People Diversity Human rights Safety & health Job creation Planet Profit Innovation Capital efficiency Risk management Margin improvement Clean air, water, land Emissions reductions Global climate change Zero waste, releases, spills

  5. Lead mailing industry in sustainable business practices • Guidance to mailers • Certified products • Baseline performance via life-cycle inventory of environmental impact of mail

  6. Certified products • Priority Mail, Express Mail, ReadyPost, retail signs. • 15,000 metric tons of carbon equivalents per year, Priority & Express Mail. • 2,100 metric tons of carbon equivalents per year, ReadyPost packaging.

  7. Green White Paper Green Seal certified 100% PCW Made with wind power

  8. Environmailist Campaign Wind power Green Seal certified Carbon Neutral 30% PCW Stock created using hydro-electric power

  9. Dilbert Buckslip Green Seal certified Green-e certified Made with wind power 100% PCW

  10. (2) Consumers pickup Recycling Mail Return kits (includes envelope, instructions, and Merchandise Return Service (MRS) Permit label with prepaid Postage) (3) Consumers Pack & Seal disposal items in pre-addressed envelopes: (1) Follow instruction, wrap and insert, and seal package (2) Attached MRS Permit label (4) Consumers mail sealed disposal pre-addressed envelopes: (1) Place in mail and collection box (2) Visit Retail Window Prescription Drugs Disposal Lifecycle (6) Recycling and Drug Disposal Plant USPS mail processing and delivery transporting recycling and disposal items (USPS & State DEA share MRS product tracking data)

  11. (2) Consumers pickup Recycling Mail Return kits (includes envelope, instructions, and Merchandise Return Service (MRS) Permit label with prepaid Postage) Prescription Drug fulfillments Includes mail back envelopes

  12. (3) Consumers Pack & Seal disposal items in pre-addressed envelopes: (1) Follow instructions, wrap and insert, and seal package (2) Attached MRS Permit label

  13. (5) USPS mail processing and delivery transporting recycling and disposal items (USPS & State DEA share MRS product tracking data)

  14. (6) Recycling and Drug Disposal Plant

  15. Other states interested in mail-back programs Pharmaceutical returns: New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland. Also, New York City and Albany.

  16. Other states interested in mail-back programs Compact fluorescent lamps, other light bulbs, batteries: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Maryland.

  17. Mail-back programs • Great potential to properly dispose of or recycle. • Get potentially hazardous pharmaceuticals out of homes. • Dispose of CFLs properly. • Encourage consumers to be green.

  18. Thank you!