Entries by Deborah Nicholas

MRC’s Industry and Community Outreach Efforts

The Mattress Recycling Council (MRC) has been engaging with industry and community stakeholders as it prepares to launch mattress recycling programs in California, Connecticut and Rhode Island. Of note, MRC recently hosted a booth at the Southern California Waste Management Forum (SCWMF) Annual Conference in Pomona, CA. The event was an opportunity for MRC staff […]

Mattress Recycling Council Hires Southern California Program Coordinator

(ALEXANDRIA, VA) – The Mattress Recycling Council (MRC) has hired Mark Patti as its Southern California Program Coordinator. Mr. Patti will work with municipalities, retailers and other generators of mattresses, transporters and recyclers as MRC develops and implements its mattress recycling program in the state. MRC is a non-profit organization created by the International Sleep […]

Mattress Recycling Informational Videos for Retailers

Preparations for launching mattress-recycling programs in Connecticut, California and Rhode Island are moving ahead. The Mattress Recycling Council released three videos that provide mattress retailers the basic information they need regarding the new recycling laws in these states. Connecticut is the first state to implement its mattress-recycling program, which is expected to start in early […]

Rhode Island Signs Nation's Second Mattress Recycling Bill into Law

(Alexandria, VA) – On July 15, 2013 Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee signed legislation into law that would create the nation’s second mattress recycling program. The International Sleep Products Association (ISPA) worked closely with Rhode Island Senate Majority Leader Dominick Ruggerio and House Environment and Natural Resources Committee Chair Representative Arthur Handy to craft legislation […]

Mattress Industry to Establish a Mattress Recycling Program in Connecticut

TIME-SENSITIVE: YOUR REQUIREMENTS UNDER CONNECTICUT PUBLIC ACT 13-42, RELATING TO MATTRESS RECYCLING In May 2013, Connecticut enacted Public Act 13-42, which requires the mattress industry to establish a mattress recycling program in the state. To meet this requirement, the International Sleep Products Association, the trade association for the mattress industry, created a non-profit organization, Mattress […]

Connecticut House of Representatives Approves Bill to Create Nation’s First Mattress Recycling Program

May 3, 2013 (Alexandria, VA) – On Thursday, the Connecticut House of Representatives approved legislation that would create the nation’s first mattress recycling program. The International Sleep Products Association (ISPA) supported and helped craft this bill. The legislation authorizes an industry-led recycling council to develop a mattress recycling program funded by a small fee collected at […]

Update on Mattress Recycling Legislation at Las Vegas Market

Market Trends, Public Policy, Collaborative Relationships All On The Agenda ALEXANDRIA, VA – Members of the International Sleep Products Association and others in the mattress industry from across the nation will gather in Las Vegas January 28 through February 1, 2013 to attend, an international furnishings showcase that combines style, inspiration and productivity. The International […]

Mattress Recycling - It's the Law!

Connecticut passes the nation’s first mattress recycling law! California and other states are taking a similar course. What does this mean for you? These laws will substantially change how retailers, manufacturers, consumers and others handle discarded mattresses. Join us for an interactive presentation on the latest developments in mattress recycling and how it will impact […]