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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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Mattresses ready to Rebound standard

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, we think our customers will embrace this programme.” – Big Save Furniture director Lily Salter Read the full article

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