Reducing Your Footprint

Reducing Your Footprint

It’s not a load of rubbish — manufacturers find decreasing material scrap and recycling is good for business — and the environment, too   Mattress makers and industry suppliers have invested in equipment, re-engineered production processes and made other efforts to reduce the amount of waste created when manufacturing mattresses and other sleep products. They […]

Australian bedding industry partners with Soft Landing on mattress recycling

Australian bedding industry manufacturers, retailers and suppliers met June 14 in Melbourne for a briefing on the Soft Landing Product Stewardship Scheme, an industry-sponsored mattress-recycling program. Sydney-based Soft Landing currently is Australia’s largest mattress recycler and was named Social Enterprise of the Year in 2016. Participants at the event included representatives from the mattress-recycling program’s […]

Australian Mattress Industry Teams Up to Recycle Used Beds

Australian Mattress Industry Teams Up to Recycle Used Beds

NEWS RELEASE WRITTEN BY SOFT LANDING AND PUBLISHED, UNEDITED, BY BEDTIMES Bedding Industry Joins Together for Environment and Social Good New South Wales, Australia, June 7, 2017 — The bedding industry meets in Melbourne next week to push forward a new scheme aimed at managing the responsible disposal of old mattresses. It is estimated 1.6 […]

ISPA and MRC Address Mattress Recycling Issues on Global Stage

ISPA and MRC Address Mattress Recycling Issues on Global Stage

Mattress recycling is a growing issue worldwide. This January, leaders of the International Sleep Products Association and the Mattress Recycling Council had an opportunity at IMM, an international interiors show, in Cologne, Germany, to connect and share best practices with representatives of recycling programs in other countries. The German mattress industry association traditionally has hosted […]

Mattress Recycling Council Diverts 150,000 Mattresses From Connecticut’s Landfills

Mattress Recycling Council Diverts 150,000 Mattresses From Connecticut’s Landfills

NEWS RELEASE Annual Report Announces Initial Success of Nation’s First Statewide, Industry-led Mattress Recycling Program ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA, (PRWEB) NOVEMBER 04, 2016 — Last week, the Mattress Recycling Council (MRC) presented its inaugural Annual Report of the Connecticut Bye Bye Mattress Program to Connecticut municipal leaders and state regulators. The report summarized the Program’s performance from […]

1991-2015 Mattress Recycling History

1991-2015 Mattress Recycling History

The International Sleep Products Association’s first 100 years—Part V of the fourth and final installment Putting old beds to bed: Mattress Recycling success comes from ‘try, try again’ determination BY JULIE A. PALM There’s nothing the mattress industry likes better than selling beds (except perhaps selling beds at higher price points). But selling new mattress sets […]

California approves mattress recycling budget and fee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 1, 2015 Media Contact: Amanda Wall Office: (571) 482-5431 Cell: (713) 829-7748 awall@mattressrecyclingcouncil.org CALRECYCLE APPROVES MATTRESS RECYCLING COUNCIL’S RECYCLING BUDGET & FEE MATTRESS RECYCLING FEE COLLECTION BEGINS DECEMBER 30, 2015 ALEXANDRIA, VA – Today, the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) approved the budget and recycling fee that the […]

MRC session updates industry on implementation of mattress-recycling laws

MRC session updates industry on implementation of mattress-recycling laws

With Connecticut’s mattress-recycling program having been launched in May, and less than six months until programs in California and Rhode Island are anticipated to begin, the Mattress Recycling Council led a seminar at the Summer Las Vegas Market, Aug. 2-6, to assist retailers and manufacturers with understanding the new state laws and how to comply. […]

California, Rhode Island mattress recycling plans under review

California, Rhode Island mattress recycling plans under review

Mattress recycling has moved one step closer in California and Rhode Island. On July 1, the Mattress Recycling Council submitted mattress-recycling plans to the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery and the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corp. for review. MRC is a nonprofit organization created by the mattress industry to develop and manage mandated […]

1 2 3 7