Alexandria, Virginia - The International Sleep Products Association (ISPA) says it successfully negotiated bipartisan mattress recycling legislation with Connecticut state officials in the US and lobbied for its passage.
The senate approved the legislation 16 May, ISPA reported. The bill now to goes to the governor of Connecticut for consideration.
ISPA said the legislation authorises an industry-led non-profit organisation to create and run a mattress recycling council that has the authority to set and collect a consumer fee to fund recycling operations. The bill establishes a recycling program with a sustainable funding mechanism that will not harm the mattress industry.
The legislation will create the US's first mattress recycling law of its kind. ISPA said it is currently working on similar legislation in other states.