LCA Study Finds Significant Favorable Impact of Mattress EPR in California


In Nov. 2022, the Mattress Recycling Council published the results of a Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) they conducted on California‚Äôs mattress stewardship program, and hosted a webinar in Feb. 2023.

In 2021, the California program recycled 1.6 million mattresses. Of the 40.7 thousand metric tons of materials recovered, 31.4 thousand tons (77%) were recycled, and 9.3 thousand tons (23%) were landfilled. This meant 75 million pounds of GHG emissions were avoided, and 818 million gallons of water were saved.