SACRAMENTO — SB 254 (Hancock/Correa), which has enjoyed bipartisan support throughout the legislative process, creates a practical and efficient used mattress recycling program that will have a dedicated funding mechanism, reduce the impact of illegally dumped mattresses, harness existing infrastructure for transporting used mattresses to recyclers, create jobs, and minimize costs to both government and […]
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We need ALL mattress manufacturers, suppliers, sales teams, retailers and employees based in or doing business in California to contact Governor Brown and voice their support for SB 254 with both a letter and a phone call. Don’t worry, ISPA and Californians for Mattress Recycling have made it easy. It takes only a few moments. […]
Sacramento, CA – On Thursday, September 12, 2013 the California State Senate voted to approve SB 254 authored by Senator Loni Hancock (D-Berkeley) and Senator Lou Correa (D-Santa Ana) by a 31-8 bipartisan vote. SB 254 now moves to the Governor’s desk for review and signature. SB 254 (Hancock/Correa), which has enjoyed bipartisan support throughout the legislative process, creates a used mattress […]
SACRAMENTO, CA – September 05, 2013 Wednesday, California State Senators Loni Hancock (SD-9, Berkeley) and Lou Correa (SD-34, Santa Ana); Mark Murray, Californians Against Waste; Ryan Trainer, President, International Sleep Products Association; and others joined Californians for Mattress Recycling in a press conference discussing the merits of SB 254. When explaining SB 254, Senator Hancock […]
Please Take Action Today — As you have been reading, the industry sponsored and supported legislation, SB 254 (Hancock/Correa), is on course during the final few weeks of California’s legislative session. The next vote is a critical one – the Assembly Floor. We need ALL California mattress manufacturers, vendors, sales teams, and employees to voice […]
If you missed the press release — this week, the California Assembly’s Natural Resources Committee approved SB 254 by a bipartisan vote of 7 to 0. Over the past few weeks, we have been diligently working with state officials and other stakeholders to address some of their concerns surrounding SB 254. The bill, as approved, […]
Used Mattress Recycling Legislation Continues To Gain Support SB 254 (Hancock/Correa) Approved in the Assembly Natural Resources Committee Sacramento, CA — On Monday, August 12, 2013, California’s Assembly Natural Resources Committee approved SB 254 (Hancock/Correa) by a 7-0 bipartisan vote. The intent of SB 254 is to create a used mattress recycling program that will […]
Bakersfield Californian op-ed authored by Mr. Eric Slagle, supporting SB 254 (Hancock/Correa), was reposted on a Capitol insider political news website FLASHREPORT. Thank you Flashreport for covering California’s most significant political news!
One down and 49 more to go could soon turn into three down and 47 more to go. What I am referring to is efforts in the 50 states to create statewide recycling programs for used mattresses. As reported in Green Lodging news, earlier this year Connecticut passed legislation to create the infrastructure for a […]
We are waiting for the date to be set for SB 254 (Hancock/Correa) to be heard in the Assembly Natural Resources Committee. We hope to hear very soon and will post an update as we receive more details. In the meantime, here’s a remarkable link to a California blogger’s ‘mattress project‘ that demonstrates the need for […]
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