Blackburn-based The Furniture Recycling Group (TFRG) has announced that it recycled 58,000 used mattresses received from retailer John Lewis in 2016.
TFRG said that the 2016 figures meant it had diverted about 1,500 tonnes of waste from landfill.
John Lewis commented that TFRG has a solid, well-established end market for the recyclate. They are also very innovative and forward-thinking, and are continually looking to improve the mattress recycling process.
In the future John Lewis hope to go even further and find new uses for the materials extracted from the mattresses sent to TFRG to help close the loop on waste.
At TFRG the mattresses are broken down into components. The company has outlets for the material and also manufactures new mattresses using a recycled content.
Since launch the project has diverted over one million mattresses and 3,500 tonnes of mattress components from landfill.