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 […]

3 million mattresses collected through MRC’s Bye Bye Mattress

Almost three years after the Mattress Recycling Council launched the Bye Bye Mattress program, MRC recyclers have collected 3 million mattresses from hundreds of cities, towns, solid-waste facilities, landfills and other entities such as retailers, hotels and universities in California, Connecticut and Rhode Island. MRC works with 10 recyclers that dismantle the discarded mattresses and […]

MRC hires program coordinator for Connecticut, Rhode Island

The Mattress Recycling Council, which operates Connecticut and Rhode Island’s Bye Bye Mattress recycling programs, has hired Kate Caddy as Northeast program coordinator. She replaces Justine Fallon, who recently was promoted to MRC’s operations manager. Based in Connecticut, Caddy serves as the primary point of contact for Connecticut and Rhode Island collection sites and recycling […]

Mattress Recycling Council concludes industry survey

Mattress Recycling Council concludes industry survey

The Mattress Recycling Council received 165 responses to its first-ever industry survey, which it conducted last summer. While a majority of the responses were from retailers, the manufacturers that participated in the industry survey helped the nonprofit organization understand how MRC is perceived and how it can better communicate to this segment of the industry […]

How bedding sellers can recycle mattresses in MRC program states

How bedding sellers can recycle mattresses in MRC program states

The Mattress Recycling Council’s Bye Bye Mattress program provides no-cost recycling for public and private entities that discard mattresses and box springs that were used and discarded in the state. If you sell mattresses directly to consumers in California, Connecticut or Rhode Island, here’s how you can start recycling the units you take back from […]

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 […]

Give Opinions on Mattress Recycling Programs Through Short Survey

Give Opinions on Mattress Recycling Programs Through Short Survey

The Mattress Recycling Council has released an industrywide survey that will help the nonprofit improve its customer service and communication efforts. MRC asks manufacturers and retailers doing business in MRC’s Bye Bye Mattress program in California, Connecticut and Rhode Island to rate their experience with MRC and its resources. Those in states without MRC’s programs […]

Justine Fallon Promoted to MRC Operations Manager

The Mattress Recycling Council has promoted Justine Fallon to operations manager to oversee the mattress recycling programs known as Bye Bye Mattress in California, Connecticut and Rhode Island. Based in the Northeast, she is responsible for leading MRC’s day-to-day operations and managing the program coordinators as they work with their state’s municipalities, retailers, transporters and […]

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 […]

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