Go Green When Shipping Holiday Gifts

PostNet Neighbourhood Business Centre Offers Tips on Environmentally Friendly Shipping

RICHMOND HILL, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 16, 2010) - Between the wrapping paper, packaging peanuts, cardboard boxes and fuel needed to move gifts around, holiday shipping may seem a bit environmentally unfriendly. But the folks at PostNet can help you stay green while still making sure your gifts arrive on time and in one piece.

"We always want to make sure we're doing our part to be more environmentally friendly at PostNet," said R.J. (Rob) Anderson, President of PostNet. "For instance, our customers love that they can bring in used packaging peanuts, and we'll reuse them when packaging shipments."

Additional ways to stay green while shipping with PostNet this holiday season include:

  • Send Gifts Early: Planning ahead will assure your gifts can be shipped ground, which is more fuel-efficient than air. Plus, shipping ground will save you money. To ensure ground delivery by Christmas, make sure you check shipping deadlines.
  • Pack Efficiently: Smaller boxes require less packaging materials and use fewer resources. The packaging experts at PostNet can help you measure, pack and secure your items in a custom box that is the perfect size.
  • Use Recycled Packaging Peanuts: PostNet accepts used packaging peanuts, which means less waste and a more sensitive environmental footprint.

"At PostNet, we want to make sure we do the little things that can make a real difference in our environment and in our customer's lives," said Anderson.

About PostNet

PostNet is your neighbourhood business centre. The company has grown to more than 750 locations worldwide and is working towards a goal of 1,500. Myles Franchise Corporation is the Canadian Master Franchisor for PostNet. For more information, visit www.postnet.ca.

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