— The U.S. Postal Service
(USPS) will increase the number of facility recycling bins by 150 percent, according to USA Today
According to the story, the bins in the post office lobbies are part of a "read, respond, recycle" program encouraging people to recycle their mail directly at the post office instead of throwing it away at home.
The recycling program began in 2005, but the USPS plans to increase the number of post offices with recycling bins by 2,435 locations this year to a total of 8,064, the story stated.
Postmaster General John Potter also points out that many post office locations have been certified under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design
(LEED) rating system, the story noted.
Potter wrote in a Washington Post article
: "The Postal Service is greener than you think."
The recycling bins are locked and secure, so that patrons feel comfortable recycling confidential or sensitive mail, the story added.