USPS Honored for its Environmental Stewardship
The Postal Service also received honorable mention for its Lead-Free Wheel Weight Program. This program has the potential to prevent 17 tons of lead from entering the environment by outfitting Postal Service vehicles across the country with lead-free wheel weights.
Fifteen winners and 13 honorable mentions were selected from 200 nominations in the areas of environmental management systems, pollution prevention, recycling, green product purchasing, alternative fuels, electronics stewardship and sustainable buildings. The awards ceremony was held in the Natcher Auditorium at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md.