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Mattress Recycling 101  

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As we begin to take notice of the impact we have on the planet, more and more Americans are looking for new ways to reduce carbon footprints, reuse resources whenever possible, and recycle the things that remain.

It’s a great policy — especially when it comes to mattresses. According to Earth911.com, “Each year in the U.S., 40 million mattresses are disposed of, and a mattress can take up as much as 40 cubic feet in a landfill.” Unfortunately, mattresses have traditionally been difficult for the average consumer to recycle.

Mattresses and Landfills: Why Buying a Natural Latex Mattress Matters

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When purchasing a new mattress, your decision can have an impact on the planet seven or ten years down the road. Most mattresses are made with materials that are not recyclable. This means they land (in whole or in part) in landfills around the world.