California proposes regulations for mattress-recycling law

CalRecycle, the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, has initiated a rulemaking on proposed regulations to implement the state’s mattress-recycling law. During a stakeholder input period, the International Sleep Products Association worked with CalRecycle to make sure the draft rules reflected the requirements of the law and did not create additional burdens for the […]

MRC reaches out to industry, community

The Mattress Recycling Council is busy engaging with stakeholders as it prepares to launch mattress-recycling programs in three states. MRC recently hosted a booth at the Southern California Waste Management Forum’s annual conference in Pomona, California. More than 150 attendees asked questions about the MRC program created by California Assembly Bill 254 and learned how […]

Minneapolis considers push for mattress recycling

The Minneapolis City Council is considering whether to seek statewide mattress-recycling legislation during the upcoming Minnesota legislative session. The current proposal suggests the city would support the introduction of a mattress-recycling bill in 2015, and then push for its enactment in 2016. ISPA has contacted Minnesota officials and is working with them to make sure […]

MRC hires marketing and communications coordinator

The Mattress Recycling Council has hired Amanda Wall to coordinate communications for its recycling programs in California, Connecticut and Rhode Island. MRC is a nonprofit organization created by the International Sleep Products Association to develop mattress recycling programs for these states, which passed mattress-recycling laws in 2013. MRC’s objective is to facilitate mattress recycling in […]

Connecticut approves MRC mattress-recycling plan

Connecticut approves MRC mattress-recycling plan

On Dec. 31, the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection approved the Connecticut Mattress Stewardship Plan developed by the Mattress Recycling Council, a non-profit created by the International Sleep Products Association. Connecticut is the first state to work with MRC to implement a statewide mattress-recycling program. The Connecticut recycling plan, which begins May 1, […]

Home décor gets new twist from old bed springs

Home décor gets new twist from old bed springs

Reduce, reuse, redecorate At a time when mattress-recycling legislation is making headlines and states begin addressing the problem of keeping old beds from clogging local landfills and entangling heavy equipment, another movement is afoot. Cottage industries have sprung up—so to speak—around the art of repurposing old springs into shabby-chic home décor. It is fascinating to […]

California radio station tracks discarded ‘Matt the Mattress’

California radio station tracks discarded ‘Matt the Mattress’

What happens to a mattress when it gets kicked to the curb? Curious about such a journey, a Southern California public radio station implanted a tracking device in “Matt the Mattress” after being discarded. Like 60,000 of his brethren each year in Los Angeles County, he was left with the trash for roadside pickup by […]

Justine Fallon joins Mattress Recycling Council as program coordinator

Justine Fallon joins Mattress Recycling Council as program coordinator

Justine Fallon has joined the Mattress Recycling Council as MRC’s Northeast program coordinator. In this new position, Fallon will act as a liaison between mattress collection sites, transporters and recyclers. “We are excited to welcome Justine to the MRC team,” said Ryan Trainer, president of both MRC and the International Sleep Products Association. “With years […]

Mattress Recycling Council releases educational videos

Mattress Recycling Council releases educational videos

The Mattress Recycling Council, a nonprofit organization formed by the International Sleep Products Association, has released three videos that provide retailers in Connecticut, California and Rhode Island the basic information they need about new recycling laws as preparations for launching mattress-recycling programs in those states move ahead. Connecticut is the first state to implement its […]