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 […]

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 […]

Mattress-recycling stats

35 to 40 million new mattresses and foundations are sold annually in the United States. At least 15 to 20 million mattresses and foundations are discarded annually in the United States. Discarded mattresses currently are sent to recyclers, landfills and incinerators, used furniture stores and charities, and renovators. Source: Mattress Recycling Council For more information […]

News release: Mattress Recycling Council to hold drop-in Q&A session in Las Vegas

News release: Mattress Recycling Council to hold drop-in Q&A session in Las Vegas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 23, 2014 Contact: Shelly Sullivan (916) 858-8686 Mattress Recycling Council to Hold Drop-in Q&A Session at Las Vegas Market for Mattress Retailers and Manufacturers (Alexandria, VA) – The Mattress Recycling Council (MRC) is hosting an informal mattress recycling Q&A session during the Las Vegas Market in the ISPA Lounge, Building B, […]

Province of Nova Scotia considering mattress-recycling program

Regulatory officials in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia have released a new consultation document  that seeks comments on requiring producers of mattresses sold in the province to establish, administer and fund a program to recycle used mattresses. This approach is similar to extended producer responsibility, or EPR, programs for mattresses that were proposed in […]

Connecticut, California consider tweaks to mattress-recycling laws

Connecticut, California consider tweaks to mattress-recycling laws

Both the Connecticut and California legislatures are considering minor changes to the mattress recycling laws enacted in their states last year. The Connecticut legislature passed legislation in early May that made several small changes to the state’s mattress recycling law. Connecticut’s mattress law, the first in the country, was enacted in 2013. This year, the […]

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 […]

Wisconsin mattress recycler open for business

First Choice Mattress Recycling in Eau Claire, Wis., is accepting discarded mattresses from businesses and consumers. Old beds are torn down to their component parts—steel is sent to a steel mill, wood is chipped and textiles and foams are shredded for repurposing. Company principals Bobbie and Greg DeVoll also operate an electronics recycling business, which […]