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.
Sealy are one of the founding members of the Mattress Recycling Product Stewardship Scheme, read a little bit more about the great work they do…….
For over 75 years, Sealy Posturepedic has combined the highest standard of manufacturing practices with the finest Australian sourced materials. They consult with orthopaedic surgeons at every stage of the design process and conduct rigorous testing in order to bring optimal balance of comfort, support and relief to over three million Australians.
With five manufacturing plants and over 750 employees around Australia, Sealy is a leading Australian bedding brand for unparalleled comfort, quality and luxury that’s proudly Australian made.
Sealy’s involvement with the Scheme represents what they stand for on both a social and environmental forefront. They are dedicated to designing a solution collaboratively with all bedding industry stakeholders. www.sealy.com.au
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