"The Postal Service has more than 32,000 facilities, a presence in every community and one of the largest civilian fleets in the nation, so we understand how pivotal our efforts are to make a positive impact on the environment," Day added. "Our green teams are an important part of our conservation culture, and the effort to reduce our carbon footprint."The Postal Service buys sustainable materials and works to reduce the amount of supplies it purchases. The agency first developed a "buy green" policy nearly 15 years ago, and has a goal to reduce spending on supplies 30 percent by 2020. Additionally, the Postal Service is working to increase the amount of environmentally preferable products it buys by 50 percent by 2015. Environmentally preferable products are bio-based, energy and water efficient, eco-labeled or contain recycled material.
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