ISPA has a strong tradition of environmental responsibility and has taken a leadership role in encouraging the development of an efficient, cost-effective, consumer friendly mattress recycling system.
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Creating a workable system for used mattress recycling has long been an important ISPA goal. Increasingly, state legislatures are considering legislation mandating mattress recycling on the state level.
ISPA is committed to responding to these efforts and protecting the mattress industry’s needs. Working with legislators and having an active presence at the state level reduces the risk of unfavorable legislation that can burden the industry with excessive costs.
In 2013, ISPA successfully worked with legislators in California, Connecticut, and Rhode Island to develop mattress recycling laws that benefit consumers, governments and the industry. Due to extensive negotiations and efforts by ISPA with state legislators and officials, these bills establish an industry-led nonprofit to develop and administer a mattress recycling system in these states.
The industry will continue to respond to efforts in the states to address mattress recycling. Connecticut’s mattress recycling law serves as a model program that creates a system to increase recycling without harming the industry or consumers.
ISPA supports a sensible recycling program that will:
- Create jobs
- Conserve scarce resources
- Save landfill space
- Increase the recycling of materials like steel and mattress foam in a way that is good for the environment