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Another mattress recycling business achieving success from what would otherwise be waste, this time in Vancouver, Canada. “Every time we as a society ban a material from landfills, not only are we saving the resources and reusing them, but we’re also creating many jobs,” says Fabio Scaldaferri, CEO and cofounder of Mattress Recycling, Vancouver. Mattresses are large, heavy and full of reusable material. Before Scaldaferri’s business began operations, many were ending up in Vancouver’s landfills, where they can damage landfill equipment. Others wound up dumped in alleys, side streets or wooded areas. Where others saw old furniture, Scaldaferri saw opportunity. “I had never thought of it before,” said Scaldaferri, “and there seemed to be a lot of possibilities in recycling ...

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It is inspiring to read the recently released Annual Report for the Bye Bye Mattress recycling programme in Connecticut, USA. In just their first year, they achieved a recycling rate of approximately 66%! While it is mandatory for manufacturers to contribute to this product stewardship programme, compared to the proposed voluntary scheme in New Zealand, it is fantastic to see it working effectively.  And, that when the option for recycling is available, people will use it. This reinforces what we already know from our experiences managing Agrecovery Rural Recycling, Resene PaintWise, Dulux Paint and Packaging Take Back, and SeatSmart Child Car Seat Recycling.  You can lead a horse to water, and you can get it to drink! Here are some other ...

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