News release: MRC submits Connecticut mattress-recycling plan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 1, 2014 Contact: Shelly Sullivan (916) 858-8686 Mattress Recycling Council Submits Recycling Plan to Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection DEEP has 90 Days to Review and Approve the Plan Alexandria, VA – On July 1, 2014, the Mattress Recycling Council (MRC) submitted a recycling plan to Connecticut’s Department of […]

The Mattress Recycling Council announces board of directors

The Mattress Recycling Council, a nonprofit organization formed to develop and implement state mattress-recycling laws, has announced its 2014-2015 board of directors. The International Sleep Products Association formed the MRC in late 2013, soon after Connecticut, Rhode Island and California enacted the first state mattress-recycling laws in the United States. The MRC’s initial board is […]

Seminar presents latest mattress recycling news

Seminar presents latest mattress recycling news

The “ISPA News Team” debuted at EXPO 2014 in New Orleans with an entertaining update on the state of the industry’s mattress-recycling initiative during one of the show’s educational seminars. The ISPA EXPO news anchor team starred President Ryan Trainer and ISPA’s Public Relations Consultant Shelly Sullivan, who opened the newscast with a story about […]

Mattress Recycling Council requests streamlined mattress recycling fee collection process in Connecticut

Last week the Mattress Recycling Council (MRC) submitted a request to Connecticut regulators to simplify the fee collection process required by Public Act 13-42. Enacted in 2013, the law authorizes mattress retailers to collect a fee that will fund the recycling of used mattresses discarded in the state. MRC is a nonprofit organization created by […]

ISPA session updates industry on mattress recycling news

ISPA session updates industry on mattress recycling news

In a Jan. 27 information session held during the Las Vegas Market, the International Sleep Products Association provided an update on mattress recycling developments and presented the recycling outlook for 2014. To date, three states—California, Connecticut and Rhode Island—have passed mattress-recycling legislation. ISPA is preparing plans for the implementation of recycling in those states and […]

Guest Post | Mattress Recycling: Game On!

Guest Post | Mattress Recycling: Game On!

For many years now, I have watched and participated in our industry’s steady work toward achieving sensible mattress recycling. Yet I’m worried. Suddenly, after decades of gradual increases in voluntary mattress recycling, laws to require mandatory mattress recycling have emerged as the No. 1 threat to our industry. Year after year, our industry has improved […]