Alexandria, Virginia - The International Sleep Products Association (ISPA) has commended the Connecticut Senate for reaching a compromise by creating a used mattress recycling programme, S.B. No. 89, that has regard for some of the fundamental practical issues involved with implementing a new statewide recycling programme.
ISPA has been working for a number of years to encourage responsible recycling of used mattresses and supports the development of legitimate recycling operations.
"We were able to reach a compromise with the Connecticut legislature on the mattress recycling bill. However, ISPA firmly believes that the best approach to efficient and legitimate mattress recycling lies in federal legislation," said ISPA president, Ryan Trainer, in a statement.
"A federal recycling programme would permit efficiencies and economies of scale that are not possible at a state or local level, applying consistent collection and processing practices across the country, that would benefit all parties concerned by driving down recycling costs for both consumers and manufacturers while also increasing recycling rates," Trainer continued.
Currently, ISPA said, it is pushing for such a federal programme, with the goal of building a mattress recycling solution that is efficient for both consumers and businesses.