Sacramento, California - California's state senate approved legislation to create a used mattress recycling program, said the Californians for Mattress Recycling group.
Senate bill SB 254 (Hancock/Correra) was passed by a 35/2 majority on 29 May. The vote saw Republicans and Democrats voting together to get the bill through this stage.
The bill, if passed by the Assembly, will create a non-profit mattress recycling organisation that will plan, implement and administer a state-wide system to collect discarded mattresses, dismantle them and recycle their materials for use in new products.
The bill foresees this process being funded by a nominal fee collected on the retail sale of mattresses and box-springs.