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 […]
As traditional methods of used mattress disposal become more expensive and subject to regulation in some states, recycling is assuming a more prominent role in helping the bedding industry manage the longtime challenge of what to do with big, boxy rectangles at the end of their useful lives. In numerous states ranging from California to […]
“If you think the issue of used mattress recycling doesn’t affect you, think again.” That was a key message at a well-attended mattress recycling forum sponsored by the International Sleep Products Association Jan. 29 at the World Market Center in Las Vegas. “In 2013, more states will consider burdensome recycling laws that may cost mattress […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Shelly Sullivan February 13, 2013 (916) 858-8686 LEGISLATION INTRODUCED TO IMPROVE USED MATTRESS RECYCLING IN CALIFORNIA SACRAMENTO, CA –Senator Lou Correa (D-Santa Ana) introduced legislation (SB 245) which seeks to promote California mattress recycling in a prudent and balanced manner. Senator Correa stated, “I am pleased SB 245 balances landfill pressures […]
The International Sleep Products Association maintains a searchable database of dozens of mattress recycling facilities throughout the United States and Canada that dismantle used mattresses and recycle the reclaimed materials. Most collect a processing fee to help defray the costs of running such operations. You can see the entire list at ISPA’s Bye Bye Mattress Recycling Locator.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Shelly Sullivan January 18, 2013 (916) 858-8686 ISPA TO UPDATE THE INDUSTRY ON MATTRESS RECYCLING LEGISLATION AT LAS VEGAS MARKET Market Trends, Public Policy, Collaborative Relationships All On The Agenda ALEXANDRIA, VA – Members of the International Sleep Products Association and others in the mattress industry from across the nation will […]
Recycling legislation will pose a big threat to the mattress industry this year. Several states are considering burdensome recycling laws that could cost the mattress industry millions. The International Sleep Products Association successfully defeated these expensive state bills in 2012. But with the recent elections, we expect even bigger challenges in 2013. Don’t miss ISPA’s […]