Finding a way to dispose of a mattress is no mean feat, especially if you want to get rid of it in a responsible way. According to a report by the National Bed Federation (NBF), a 55% increase in mattress recycling has been revealed between 2015 and 2017.
The recycling rate, calculated as a percentage of new mattress replacement sales, has increased from 15% in 2016 to 19% in 2017. There is also evidence that this will continue to grow.
Although the report is gratifying to see the improvement in recycling, the report still estimates that 7.26 million /181,500 tonnes of mattresses were still disposed of by households, businesses and service providers in 2017 at a cost of over £20m, excluding transport and handling. Of 91% of all new mattress sales 19% – 1.363 million / 32,3271 tonnes – were diverted from landfill to mattress recycling businesses.
Far too many mattresses end up in landfill sites. As a retailer we take our responsibility to act sustainable seriously. Let's look after our environment together and set some sustainable goals.
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