Rebound News

Rebound mattress recycling on Seven Sharp

Rebound mattress recycling has been active in Timaru since July as the Timaru District Council runs a 12-month trial, and has picked up some good media attention recently. A news article ran on Stuff.co.nz, and more recently TVNZ current affairs show Seven Sharp did a segment.

Rebound mattress recycling pilot comes to Timaru

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 […]

New life for old Ronald McDonald mattresses

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. […]

Mattresses ready to Rebound

The Rebound mattress recycling scheme was featured in Revolve magazine recently. Mattresses account for around 8,100 tonnes of landfill waste, even though up to 90 per cent of mattress materials can be recycled. However, there is a growing will to do something about the problem. “With everyone being more and more conscious of our environment, […]

Penny Hulse on mattress recycling

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 […]

Houston “We have a problem”

Good news!  Our recycling trial with Big Save Furniture has been extended until end of June 2017! Media release You might hear these famous words, first used by the crew of the Apollo 13, a little more often during May. That’s because Big Save Furniture and Rebound Mattress Recycling, the brain child of recycling specialist 3R […]

Saving resources, creating jobs

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 […]

It can be done!

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, […]

Fresh bounce for old mattresses

When someone says they’re putting out the recycling, you normally picture drink bottles and old newspapers. All these items fit easily into a recycling bin and are dispatched without a second thought. “Job done”, you might think, “I’ve done my bit to save the world”. However these everyday items only represent the tip of the […]

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