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Cost-cutting measures will coincide with new goals to slash emissions, USPS says

February 7, 2024

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The U.S. Postal Service is committing to significantly reduce its carbon emissions in the coming years, with leadership saying its ongoing efforts to strip costs out of its system would result in a greener footprint.

USPS will slash its own greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030, the mailing agency announced on Tuesday, and cut the indirect emissions resulting from its business by 20% over the same period. As the agency transforms its mail processing network through reforms implemented by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, it plans to realize much of these reductions as it builds more efficiency and less transportation into its daily operations.

The Postal Service’s commitment to a more sustainable future follows DeJoy’s initial hesitance to electrify the agency’s vehicle fleet without additional funds from Congress, as the postmaster general repeatedly said his only priorities were to deliver the mail to every U.S. address while covering the organization’s costs.

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