Sacramento, California – The Bye Bye Mattress programme in California has now recycled more than five million mattresses since it was established in 2016. This has prevented more than 4.5m m2, or 7.5 kT, of waste from going to landfill. About a third of this by weight comprises foam.
According to the Mattress Recycling Council, which runs the scheme, more than 80% of a mattress can now be recycled and turned into new consumer and industrial products.
‘California is a global leader in mattress recycling, as evidenced by this significant milestone achievement,’ said Mike O’Donnell, managing director of MRC. ‘We continue to build on this leadership by growing no-cost mattress recycling options statewide and helping ensure a greener California.’