FedEx's Reusable Envelope

A FedEx worker looks at an envelop that needs to be delivered.

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We recently learned about the FedEx reusable envelope. It is a legal-sized sleeve and can accommodate up to 24 pages. The envelope is designed to be used twice with dual tear strips. From the looks of it, this is the only box that FedEx offers with a reusable option.

When we were researching this envelope, we came across some other environmental news from FedEx Kinko’s that we thought we’d include as well. Last month the company announced new renewable energy purchases at more than 100 locations nationwide. This commitment increases its total green power commitment by 67.5 percent to an estimated 40 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) per year. In addition, FedEx Kinko's recently agreed to purchase 10.8 million kWh of Green-e(R) certified renewable energy certificates (RECs) for 88 of its locations in Southern California. The new purchase will provide 50 percent of the annual electricity consumption for those centers.

This news doesn’t come as a surprise, as FedEx is one of the corporate leaders in the environment. In 2003, FedEx Kinko's adopted a Forest-based Products Procurement Policy, which includes vendor requirements surrounding sustainable forest management practices and a central set of recycled content standards. In 2004 they introduced the OptiFleet E700 and in 2005 they unveiled California's largest corporate solar electric system at its hub at Oakland International Airport.