State-of-the-art recycling plant is putting Victoria's mattress problem to bed

Last Modified: Wed Mar 15 2017 05:49:11 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 14 Oct 2016
    Official opening of TIC Group’s automated mattress recycling plant in Tottenham, in Melbourne’s western suburbs.
  • 1 million
    + mattresses end up in landfill every year in Australia. If stacked on top of each other, would be enough to reach the International Space Station.
  • $250,000
    grant provided by the Victorian Government to help build the facility through the “Investing in Manufacturing Technology Program”.
  • 85%
    of a mattress can be recycled in this facility. The textile covering and foam of mattresses can be reused in manufacturing carpet underlay. Metal from the springs is also recycled.
  • 450,000
    Number of mattresses that can be recycled at the plant.
  • 100,000
    Number of mattresses diverted from landfill each year in Victoria.
  • 35
    Number of people employed at the plant.