Australian mattress manufacturers' voluntarily recycling

In Australia, "mattress manufacturers, suppliers and retailers are coming together in a “stewardship scheme”, where they agree to take responsibility for recycling their goods when no one wants them anymore." According to a June 2017 article in The Guardian, members of this voluntary product stewardship scheme held a briefing in June to encourage small businesses and retailers to take part. "The scheme’s members will either absorb the costs or recoup them from customers. Customers may be prepared to pay more for bedding if their old one is recycled for them – bearing in mind that garbage fees are as much as $80 per mattress and customers usually have to pay someone to take it away." Founding members of the Soft Landing mattress product stewardship scheme include Sealy, Tempur, SleepMaker, Thermotec, and others.