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ISPA to Host Mattress Recycling Forum in Vegas

The International Sleep Products Association will host an interactive session on mattress recycling at Las Vegas Furniture Market.

"Mattress Recycling 2014--Roles & Opportunities" is set for Monday, Jan. 27 at 2 p.m. in World Market Center's Building B, Space B-954.

With mattress-recycling programs now the law in Connecticut, Rhode Island and California, the mattress industry will develop comprehensive public policy programs this year to implement these laws. 

The Las Vegas session will discuss the new laws, how they will be implemented, and educational outreach efforts for both the industry and consumers. ISPA encourages mattress retailers, manufacturers and recyclers to attend the session to learn more about the new requirements and to become engaged in the implementation process.  

“Each state’s mattress recycling program will establish a sensible, cost-effective approach to mattress recycling that is funded through a small fee collected from consumers at retail,” said ISPA President Ryan Trainer. “Our industry worked hard in 2013 to make the mattress recycling bills that were enacted more practical and efficient. The purpose of these laws is to harness existing infrastructure to minimize the environmental and financial impact of discarded mattresses. In 2014, we look forward to working with each state’s regulatory agencies and stakeholders to implement the new laws. We urge market attendees to join us to learn the latest information about this process.”

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