Mattress Recycling Council releases educational videos

Ryan Trainer of MRC and ISPA

Lights, camera, action Ryan Trainer, ISPA president, explains mattress recycling laws in three videos produced by the Mattress Recycling Council.

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 mattress-recycling program, which is expected to start in early 2015. Rhode Island and California will follow a year later.

The first video presents an overview of why the new laws were enacted, who will implement them, who pays for mattress recycling and the retailer’s role in the MRC mattress-recycling process.

The second video explains a simple, three-step process that Connecticut retailers can follow to comply with the mattress-recycling law.

The final video introduces Connecticut retailers to the MRC’s program coordinator, Justine Fallon. Fallon will work with retailers, transfer stations, recyclers, consumers and other parties to make sure the Connecticut program is a success.

Additional state-specific videos will be produced as the MRC programs evolve in California and Rhode Island.

In addition to the videos, MRC is preparing education materials that will be available online.

“Retailer participation is an important part of the state recycling programs,” said Ryan Trainer, ISPA and MRC president. “We need retailers to be fully aware of the benefits that the programs will provide to them, their customers and the states in which they sell mattresses, as well as their obligations under these laws. The release of these videos will help advance this process, so that these programs can be implemented in a consumer friendly, efficient and cost-effective manner.”

To view the new videos, visit the Mattress Recycling Council.

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