Soft Landing is a social business providing a conscious recycling solution for the Illawarra.
Did you know?
Australia sends 1.25 million mattresses to landfill each year.
Mattresses are the most common items put out on the curb side for council collections and almost all go to landfill.
The average mattress in a landfill takes up to 0.75 cubic meters of space and contains 12.5kg of steel, 2kg of wood and 1.5kg of foam.
Over three years Soft Landing will divert 78,260 mattresses from going to landfill; this equates to 54,782 cubic meters or 2,739 semi trailer loads.
Today, we are proud to be named one of Westpac Foundation’s 2017 Social Scale-up Grant recipients. This grant is for financial and non-financial support over three years that will assist Soft Landing to focus on further job creation and employment pathways.
Thank you Westpac! with their support we look forward to creating even a greater social and environmental impact.
It’s estimated over 1.6 million mattresses are disposed of each year, we think that’s 1.6 million too many!
It’s National Recycling Week, so if you have an old mattress lying around….. there’s no time like the present - visit www.softlanding.com.au to book in a mattress collection or to find your closest recycling centre.
The Mattress Recycling Product Stewardship Scheme is proud to have bedding manufacturer, TEMPUR® as a founding member.
Developed by NASA in the 1970s to cushion and support astronauts during lift-off, TEMPUR® Material distributes weight and pressure evenly, so all you feel is weightless.
Today, TEMPUR® Material lies at the core of all TEMPUR® mattresses and pillows, and is still the only mattress product recognised by NASA and certified by the Space Foundation.
TEMPUR® Material may have been created for astronauts taking off into space, but research and development has brought TEMPUR® technology into the bedroom.
TEMPUR® understand that no two people sleep in the same way and is continually investing in innovative technology to develop new products, striving to have a perfect mattress for everyone. http://au.tempur.com
Allie is one of the many great staff members at Community Resources HQ in Tuncurry. Learn more about her and the tremendous impact her work has by following this link to our Annual Report: http://ow.ly/i0qa30gs8St