On February 20th, the United States Postal Service (USPS) approved ecoEnvelopes for use. The envelopes, printed on 100% recycled paper, are designed to be used twice – as both the send and return envelope. By eliminating the need for reply envelopes, ecoEnvelopes helps businesses and organizations meet their social, environmental and marketing objectives. “Using one envelope is simply more efficient and less wasteful than two, and you send the right message with a reusable envelope,” said founder and CEO Ann DeLaVergne, a former organic farmer and beekeeper who created the first ecoEnvelopes by hand in her kitchen as a way to reduce waste. More than 80 billion reply envelopes are sent through the US mail each year.
This is incredibly simple, why-didn’t-I-think-of-that type idea that’s good for businesses, good for consumers, and good for the environment. Learn more at ecoEnvelopes.