We believe in a circular economy that accounts for the life cycle of our products. That’s one reason we design our mattresses with materials like latex, wool, and cotton. These organic, natural materials make the mattress biodegradable. What’s more is that our organic certified California factory, which we power entirely with renewable energy, is on its way toward a Zero-Waste certification, meaning almost nothing gets thrown away. We upcycle most of our material byproducts. The effort is consistent with our mission to set a new bar in environmental and social responsibility.
Not sure what to do with your old mattress? Check your local recycling program to see if they offer mattress recycling. There are also a number of companies that will pick-up and recycle your mattress for a small fee. Earth911 has a great directory to find someone in your area.
How is a mattress recycled?
- In order to recycle a mattress, it is first cut open so you can separate the layers.
- Next, the layers are organized into piles according to type of material.
- Lastly, the natural materials can be upcycled for further use (for example, they can be shredded and used as insulation). The steel springs in the Green & Vegan can be recycled at your local scrap yard and even earn you a few bucks.