What's inside your mattress?

Last Modified: Thu May 11 2017 10:18:29 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 48%
    Metal (mostly steel).
  • 26%
    Foam
  • 7%
    Felt
  • 6%
    Polyster
  • 5%
    Wood
  • 5%
    Non-recyclable
  • 3%
    Cotton
  • 12.5 kg
    of steel in an typical mattress. As part of recycling process, steel springs from the mattress are sold as scrap metal.
  • 2 kg
    Wood - recycled into kindling, mulch and animal bedding.
  • 1.5 kg
    Foam - recycled for use as carpet underlay. Other recycled materials include: husk is used for weed matting and mulch, the felt pads and fabric are used to make boxing bags.