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Carpet, Mattress Recycling Made Simple

Two how-to guides for recycling scrap carpet and used mattresses have been released by the Product Stewardship Institute. PSI says 50,000 mattresses are discarded each day in the US, or about 20 million annually. While as much as 90 percent of mattress components — steel, cotton and foam — are … Read more »

First Statewide Mattress Recycling Program Launches

Connecticut has launched the country’s first statewide mattress recycling program. The program — which has become a model for other states — requires retailers to collect a small fee from consumers and use it for mattress recycling efforts. In other recycling legislation news, Upstream a US-based environmental organization, has released … Read more »

Policy & Standards Briefing: EPA Fraudster, FERC Shutdown, Mattress Law

Former EPA official John Beale pleaded guilty in federal court Friday to cheating the US government out of almost $900,000 in pay and benefits for work he didn’t perform, while excusing his absences by falsely claiming he was on missions for the CIA. Beale has already repaid the money, but … Read more »

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Conn. Passes First-in-Nation Mattress Recycling Law

Connecticut has passed the nation’s first-ever extended producer responsibility (EPR) bill for mattresses that supporters say will save local governments about $1.3 million and increase recycling opportunities for businesses. The law will require mattress manufacturers to finance and manage a mattress collection and recycling program. The bill will now go … Read more »

Hilton Launches Mattress Recycling

Hilton has begun a mattress recycling program, across all its US hotel chains, that it says will recycle about 85 percent of its mattresses and box springs. The hotel chain has purchased more than 50,000 mattresses in the past two years in the US alone. DH Hospitality, a provider of recycling, … Read more »