Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Mattresses & Home & Building Construction Waste

 -- Quote of the Day --

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.”  
        Albert Einstein

-- Brummets in the Media --

I just found out that back on March 29, we had one of our articles - Healing Power of Poetry - published  on the - http://curlingupbythefire.blogspot.com  *Please do drop by the site, scroll down to March 29th to find this post.

-- Conscious Discussions --

Today we have: Matt Knox joining us to discuss the idea of reducing the volume of building materials that are overflowing America’s landfills. With a presence in 34 markets across the United States and growing rapidly, DiggersList.com is a unique service that allows contractors, property owners, suppliers and DIY enthusiasts to buy, sell, trade or donate thousands of excess home improvement and construction materials. DiggersList has also partnered with Habitat for Humanity across the country. Join us for this fascinating discussion and drop in the live chat room if you can...

Live @ 10-11 AM (Pacific) * & will be archived for those who cannot make the live show:

-- Positive Eco-News --

Canadian-based Sleep Country Canada recently announced a new mattress recycling program in western Canada. The company says that with their new program, it is estimated that more than 150,000 mattresses and box springs will be reused or recycled annually – with more than 59,000 bed sets provided to families in need. This program began with a special customer service of taking old mattresses away when delivering a new set. It has now grown to several depots where people can bring in their mattresses in four different Canadian Provinces. 

For a list of other places that accept mattresses for recycling, for both the US and Canada – check out this site: www.myessentia.com/recycling If you know of another recycling outlet, there is a form there for you to request that outlet to be added to their list. 

Here is another resource for you, but this if for BC residents only, in south-western Canada: www.mattressrecycling.ca   

And for residents of Ohio check out: www.ohiomattressrecovery.com

When searching for a new mattress lately, I also saw that beds are now becoming much more eco-friendly – soy based foam and bamboo fabric are some of the options that might be of interest to you. 

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