The process of recycling mattresses entails disassembling the parts of beds and using them again. It is different then mattress refurbishing or renovating, which involves reupholstering and reselling the bed. A well-run recycling facility can reuse 90% of the mattress, according to Josh Peterson of the Planet Green website at Discovery.
“Clothes are made from cotton and cloth. The wood is converted into chips, and the springs and foam are recycled. It is removed, bagged, and taken to a recycling facility for metal, where it is cast into new steel and used to create new goods. Any foam in your mattress will be shipped away to be cleaned and repurposed into other items, such as padding and cladding.
It might even become another mattress.Most of the materials in a used mattress are recyclable. Steel, wood, polyurethane foam, cotton, and other fibres are a few of these. Steel springs are a common component in mattress construction.
The mattress’s steel is taken out and melted down for reuse during recycling. The initial cost of moving and processing mattresses is high. The profits could worsen if foam mattresses gain popularity because it is far more profitable to recycle traditional mattress materials like wood and steel than foam.
The Global mattress recycling market accounted for $XX Billion in 2022 and is anticipated to reach $XX Billion by 2030, registering a CAGR of XX% from 2023 to 2030.
Massachusetts is SOMERVILLE. The city of Somerville has started a new recycling programme in anticipation of Massachusetts banning mattresses and box springs from the waste stream later this year. Beds will no longer be allowed in Massachusetts’ trash as a result of this.
The state discards about 600,000 mattresses and box springs each year. About all of the materials used to make mattresses are recyclable “In a statement regarding the prohibition, the DEP noted. “More than 75% of mattress parts can be recycled after being disassembled.
Somerville used a state grant to contract Boston Carting to handle the collection of the materials and Green Mattress Recycling to manage the materials for the start of their mattress recycling programme.
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