Why recycling of mattresses in Australia matters?

Last Modified: Thu May 11 2017 10:38:54 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 1.2 million
    Number of mattresses that Australians toss out each year, according to Michael Warren, Managing Director at TIC Mattress Recycling.
  • 800,000
    mattresses end up in landfill or are illegally dumped every year, representing a recycling rate of under 35%.
  • 85%
    of a mattress can be recycled. The textile covering and foam of mattresses can be reused in manufacturing carpet underlay. Metal from the springs can also recycled.