Monthly ArchivesMay 2017

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

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Houston “We have a problem” image

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 Group, are on a mission to recycle some of the 300,000 mattresses that end up in landfill each year in New Zealand. If stacked one on top of another, the estimated 300,000 mattresses and bases would reach the edge of space; a statistic that shows we do indeed have a problem. “The idea that the pile of mattresses we discard each year could reach the ...

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