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The mattress landfill crisis: how the race to bring us better beds led to a recycling nightmare
from Mika

"The development of roll-down technology – which allows mattresses to be packed into small, easily shippable boxes...."

"Theoretically, consumers can cycle between these providers for high-quality mattresses at no cost: a Wall Street Journal reporter recently calculated that if she took advantage of all the offers available, she would be able to sleep on a free mattress for eight years."

"'We've introduced a disposable mattress business model at a time when we probably should be moving in the exact opposite direction,' says Alexander."

"'Wherever waste is, there’s criminality somewhere.'"


"Allsopp and Scollick have visited the warehouses from which the scammers operate. It is common for workers to run the minute they see them, mistaking them for Environment Agency officials. (It’s the hi-vis jackets.)"
mattress  landfill  TheGuardian  UK  recycling  sleep  disposable  free  foam  metal  crime  SirinKale 
2 days ago by cosmic
America’s 'recycled' plastic waste is clogging landfills, survey finds
Textile artist Daisy May Collingridge, 29, has made five characters out of fabric.
3 days ago by andreok
Cecilor,recyclage métaux
Créée en juin 1988, CECILOR a pour vocation le recyclage de tous les déchets industriels contenant des métaux précieux.

Elle compte aujourd’hui plus de 10 000 clients en France, Belgique, Allemagne, Suisse, Autriche, Espagne, Portugal, Italie, Monaco, Suède, Norvège, Finlande, Danemark.

Les secteurs de la bijouterie et du dentaire sont ses clients « historiques » mais ceux du pétrole sont en constant développement depuis de nombreuses années.
jewelry  casting  recycling 
3 days ago by mandarine
Electric vehicles: battery overload | Financial Times
A conservative eight-year estimate of battery life could mean 1.1m batteries or 274,000 tonnes of material — metals such as nickel and cobalt — globally in need of recycling or re-use by 2025. That could rise to more than 3m units or 800,000 tonnes in 2026. This would dwarf current recycling capacity, estimated at 85,000 tonnes per year evenly split between Europe and China.

A new 20,000-tonne recycling facility could cost up to $200m and take at least five years to design and build, analysts estimate. Groups such as Umicore of Belgium, with existing capacity of 7,500 tonnes, should begin expanding in the next few years. Safe disposal of waste is an necessary speed bump to a hopeful, rapid take-up of electric vehicles.
recycling  batteries  cars  waste 
4 days ago by badeconomist
Home - The CD Recycling Center of America
Each year, billions of CDs and DVDs are manufactured, while millions of these discs end up in landfills and incinerators. If you use, sell, promote, distribute, or manufacture compact discs, it is your responsibility to promote how to recycle them. Compacts Discs, when recycled properly, will stop unnecessary pollution, conserve natural resources, and help slow global warming. Spread the word to help us save the world we all live in.
5 days ago by andyhuey
Now there is one place for you to responsibly and securely dispose of all your computer-related waste, spent supplies and obsolete accessories. GreenDisk handles all your technotrash disposal needs from a CD to a PC and just about everything in between. (Want to see a full list of what we take?) You can stop worrying about what to do with all of that technotrash piling up in your office, store room, attic, or garage. Let GreenDisk safely and securely destroy your old data, recover reusable components, and recycle all of the rest of your accumulated technotrash - all at your convenience, at home or at work.
5 days ago by andyhuey
Battery & Cellphone Recycling Locations in Kent Lakes, NY | Call2Recycle | 181112
Your local Call2Recycle rechargeable battery recycling drop-off location can be found in Kent Lakes, new york at Ray Singer Ct | 181112
beacon  recycling  battery 
6 days ago by SteveLambert

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