An Post and the Environment

Respect for the environment is very important to all of us. There’s nothing worse than seeing litter strewn all over the streets, on beaches or in our seas and rivers.

That’s why it’s up to all of us to do our bit for the environment and ensure that our country remains green and clean for generations to come. As part of its day-to-day business, An Post does lots of things to help the environment.

Waste not, Want not!

At An Post we try to save light in our larger offices by installing lights which are motion sensored or respond to the amount of natural light available - so they will only turn on when needed.

We also refurbish buildings using the latest materials and technology to make sure we are as energy efficient as possible, for example we have double airlock doors to retain heat in the building.

We have a Cycle to Work scheme encouraging all employees to cycle to work - which lots of them now do! And we’ve set up a waste management system at our offices to recycle our waste. That’s why our recycling rate is 91%! 

These are just some of the ways we try to be environmentally friendly and we’ll have even more new ideas and better ways to save energy in the years to come.


An Post truck driver, cleaner and office worker talk about how they help the environment – what do you do?

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Did You Know

Did You Know?

Glass and plastic are able to be recycled over and over!  So keep recycling your glass bottles and plastic and you really will be protecting the environment.