Report outlines American & Efird’s progress on sustainability goals

Report outlines American & Efird’s progress on sustainability goals

In time for this year’s Earth Day on April 22, international thread and technical textile supplier American & Efird published its annual “Ethical Thread: Corporate Sustainability Report.” It details the Mount Holly, North Carolina-based company’s commitment to human health and safety, environmental sustainability throughout its supply chain and manufacturing processes, product stewardship and more. Highlights […]

American & Efird looks at sustainability

American & Efird looks at sustainability

Mount Holly, North Carolina-based thread supplier American & Efird has released its 2016-2017 Corporate Sustainability Report, with focus on three concepts that drive A&E’s sustainability program: transparency, traceability and trust. The report also highlights A&E’s accomplishments in safety, environmental sustainability and corporate social responsibility, the company said in a news release. “A core part of […]

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 […]

Redesigned Mattress Recycling Council Websites Feature Easier Navigation

Redesigned Mattress Recycling Council Websites Feature Easier Navigation

The Mattress Recycling Council recently launched a redesign for Mattress-RecyclingCouncil.org and gave ByeByeMattress.com a new look.  “We hope the change to MattressRecyclingCouncil.org has made it easier for mattress retailers, waste and recycling industry professionals, and other stakeholders to take the actions needed to comply with the law and participate in the program,” an Mattress Recycling Council news […]

Mattress Recycling Programs Create Successful Solutions

Mattress Recycling Programs Create Successful Solutions

Twenty months. Three statewide, sustainable mattress-recycling programs. One million-plus beds kept out of landfills. It adds up to a winning combination. BY JULIE A. PALM Three new statewide recycling programs in California, Connecticut and Rhode Island have recycled more than 1 million mattresses and box springs in less than two years—a significant achievement for the […]

Naturepedic earns another sustainability certification

Naturepedic earns another sustainability certification

Naturepedic, a manufacturer of certified-organic mattresses and sleep accessories, with headquarters in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, has earned the Rainforest Alliance’s Forest Stewardship Council Chain of Custody certification for the natural latex used in its products. Natural latex is produced from the sap of the rubber tree (hevea brasiliensis). This FSC certification ensures that forestry products […]

Mattress industry making a difference

It’s the holiday season, and so the theme of giving back is high on everyone’s list, but still: I am awestruck at the generosity this industry displays. Every month scores of articles line the pages of this magazine on companies donating goods, services or money to both local and national charities, on scales both grand […]

Mattress sellers who made environmental claims settle with FTC

The Federal Trade Commission announced Nov. 14 that it had approved final consent orders in three cases involving mattress manufacturers who the commission said were making unsupported environmental claims, including that the mattresses they sell are free of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). The FTC’s charges, announced in July and followed by a public comment period, […]

FTC cracks down on 3 mattress makers’ claims

Under settlements with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, three mattress manufacturers have agreed to stop making what the FTC says were unsupported claims, including that the mattresses they sell are free of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). According to a news release from the FTC, the commission also charged that two of the companies made unsupported […]

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