OUR OBLIGATION AS CONSUMERS

We all have a duty to help protect the environment to keep it clean for future generations. Recycling helps reduce the amount of waste being sent to landfills. Mattresses & furniture are made of mostly recyclable materials and by processing and reusing these materials help us conserve natural resources.

Mattresses that end up in the landfill only start to decompose after 15 years, but elements such as polyurethane foam (PU) can take up to 100 years, and steel springs over 50 years to decompose. Recycling reduces the demand for landfill which helps protect our forests, rivers, lakes and wetlands, which are natural habitats for wildlife.

CLIMATE CHANGE

Climate change is one of the worlds leading problem at this time. There is uncertainty about how great the impact of a changing climate will be. It could cause freshwater shortages, dramatically alter our ability to produce food, and increase the number of floods, storms and heatwaves.  Recycling greatly minimizes carbon emissions and can help us reduce the effects of this global issue.

The Numbers

36.57Billion


Metric tons carbon dioxide emitted in 2019

1,000,000Years


For a glass bottle to completely break down

60%


Of rubbish could be recycled

100Years


For a mattress to decompose fully