Archive for April 2013

Recycling is Where the Auction is

Posted in Uncategorized, USPS, ZIP Code by yourpostalpodcast on April 16th, 2013

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Even comic strip detective Dick Tracy (left) got involved in promoting ZIP Codes when they were first introduced. Tables, file cabinets and a Mr. ZIP poster (right) are among dozens of items awaiting auction buyers at a Kansas postal facility.

April’s edition of Your Postal Podcast provides an inside look at how the Postal Service recycles used equipment while generating revenue. Items finding a new life include old USPS conveyor belts, cut up by one farmer for use as truck mud flaps and repurposed by another to transport hay bales into a barn loft.

The audio program also offers a primer on the 1-2-3’s of ZIP Codes to celebrate the program’s 50th anniversary.

The podcast concludes with a roundup of postal news, plus details on how you can enter to win a free Mr. ZIP bobblehead doll.

To read the transcript, click here.

To comment, click here.

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Recycling is Where the Auction is, Transcript

Posted in Uncategorized by yourpostalpodcast on April 16th, 2013

Transcript for the April 2013 show.

To read the transcript, click here.

To comment, click here.

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