Saturday, May 12, 2012

ISPA IN FAVOR OF CONNECTICUT LEGISLATURE’S DECISION NOT TO ENACT A MANDATORY STATE RECYCLING LAW

The International Sleep Products Association (ISPA) issued a statement regarding the Connecticut General Assembly’s decision to adjourn for the year without passing used mattress recycling legislation. According to ISPA, collecting, dismantling and recycling discarded used mattresses can be a complicated process. After inferring  the fundamental practical problems that a new statewide system may encounter, the Connecticut legislature decided not to enact a mandatory used mattress recycling law.  ISPA opposed the bill when it was introduced because it would have imposed unreasonable costs and burdens on mattress manufacturers, retailers and consumers.  ISPA supports the decision not to enact a mandatory state recycling law.   

ISPA has been working for a number of years to encourage responsible recycling of used mattresses and supports the development of legitimate recycling operations. ISPA is currently leading the push for a federal mattress recycling program.


ISPA will continue to advocate for federal legislation with the goal to build a mattress recycling solution that is efficient for both consumers and businesses. To create a program that operates most efficiently, ISPA believes national legislation must be created to address the needs of all – consumers, retailers and manufacturers – under one unified, consistent program.  The association will continue to work with state and local governments to address the mattress disposal challenges that municipalities face while continuing to advocate for a broad-ranging federal solution.

 

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