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Rebound mattress recycling pilot comes to Timaru standard

Timaru residents have become the first in the country to be able to recycle their unwanted mattresses after collection sites for the Rebound programme opened in the region today (27 July). The programme, designed by resource recovery experts 3R Group, sees mattresses collected, dismantled and the components recycled, with the aim of tackling the literal mountain of some 300,000 mattresses which go to landfill each year in New Zealand. Residents will be able to take their mattresses to the Temuka, Pleasant Point and Geraldine transfer stations or the Redruth Resource Recovery Park in Timaru, where they will be set aside for recycling. Timaru District Council Waste Minimisation Manager Ruth Clarke says that during the pilot period the cost will remain ...

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New life for old Ronald McDonald mattresses standard

Media Release: Management at Ronald McDonald House in Auckland will sleep easier knowing 43 mattresses from the charity have gone to be recycled rather than thrown in landfill. The last of the mattresses were collected on Thursday last week (November 30) by resource recovery specialists 3R Group as part of its Rebound mattress recycling programme. Rebound programme manager Sarah Clare says 3R was contacted by the charity and asked if it could help them responsibly dispose of their old mattresses, which were due to be changed for new ones. Rebound aims to be a product stewardship programme which will make the practice of sending mattresses and bases to landfill a thing of the past. It is still in the project ...

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Penny Hulse on mattress recycling standard

Auckland Councillor, chair of the environment and community committee Penny Hulse speaks about the Rebound mattress recycling programme and how big of a problem the issue of unwanted mattress is in New Zealand. “3R have actually worked with mattress manufacturers and bed companies and they are working really well on this. Because ideally you might have a small amount of money that gets charged when you buy a new mattress and that will fund the recycling of it when you are done. We are trying to close the whole loop.” Listen to the interview Read the article

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