Alexandria, Virginia – The International Sleep Products Association will update the mattress industry on efforts been taken in several US states to "thwart burdensome mattress recycling laws."
ISPA claims the legislation threatens mattress manufacturers and retailers. The organisation will hold an information session during the international furnishing showcase 'Las Vegas Market' on 29 Jan.
"The overreaching recycling proposals our industry faces could cost mattress manufacturers and retailers millions each year; cost which consumers will ultimately bear," claims Ryan Trainer, president of ISPA.
He added, "Fortunately, many state legislators have recognised the need to step in to craft an advocate assigned public policy that will address mattress cycling concerns… and won't bankrupt our industry."
ISPA cited the example of a California senator who is drafting a legislative measure that "balances landfill pressures and environmental concerns with industry concerns."
The association said it looks forward to working with policymakers on efficient industry and consumer-friendly mattress recycling programmes.