Bulky mattresses and box springs take up an enormous amount of space in landfill. There are a few simple steps you can take to reduce their impact. If you’re buying a bed, consider a platform bed or any style that doesn’t required a box spring. That reduces your environmental impact by half. Flip your mattress at intervals to extend its life. When the mattress has no life left in it, spend a few minutes online looking into local mattress recycling centers. There are more of these all the time. And select an eco-friendlier, organic, non-toxic mattress for your next purchase.
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