In 2015 Auckland Council’s Waste Minimisation and Innovation Fund provided funding for a project with 3R on a Mattress Recycling Project called Rebound, which worked with industry stakeholders with the view to create a nationwide product stewardship scheme for mattresses.

As our city’s population has grown rapidly and the landfills are not breaking down mattresses quickly enough, more needs to be done. The Government has recently announced it’s to review mattress recycling. They’re looking to expand on the example set by Timaru District Council: Ruth Clarke, TDC Waste Minimisation Office:

https://i.stuff.co.nz/timaru-herald/news/105856498/nzs-first-mattress-recycling-project-bedded-down-in-timaru

 

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