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Irish mattress recycling company

Irish mattress recycling company | The Future of Waste | Scoop.it

This article is from August 2011, and so not news. It relates to an Irish mattress recycling company called Envirogreen Recycling.

 

It has apparently developed a "sophisticated mattress dismantling machine" designed by an Irish engineering firm. The details of what the machine does are not revealed in the article or on the company's website. I am very curious as to what the machine actually does.

 

A note of correction for the article: a mattress takes up 23 cubic feet in landfill, not 23 cubic yards.

 

Relevant site:

Envirogreen Recycling: http://envirogreenrecycling.com/commercial-mattress-recycling/

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Hilton Worldwide Announces Mattress Recycling Programme in US

Hilton Worldwide Announces Mattress Recycling Programme in US | The Future of Waste | Scoop.it

Hilton Worldwide announced today a new mattress recycling programme in coordination with the installation of new Serta mattresses and box springs. The programme will be implemented across all Hilton brands in the US.

 

The scheme is quoted as recycling about 85% of the hotels mattresses into various products. That can presumably be understood to mean that all old mattresses are recycled to achieve an 85% recovery rate.

 

Interestingly, Hilton does not want mattresses to be resold or recovered, and requires a certificate of recycling from recycling centres.

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Soft Landing mattress recycling

Soft Landing mattress recycling | The Future of Waste | Scoop.it

Every year about 1.25 million mattress are thrown away in Australia. That's over 15,000 tonnes of steel, almost 2,000 tonnes of polyurethane foam and significant landfill airspace.

 

Soft Landing is a social enterprise in New South Wales that dismantles mattresses to recover and recycle most components:

Steel Springs: Sold to scrap metal

Foam: On-sold and used for carpet underlay

Husk: Weed matting and mulch

Felt Pad: Used to make boxing bags

Timber (bases): Made into kindling, mulch and animal bedding

Fabric: Used to make boxing bags

 

It is a great business, and the site has some excellent video footage.

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