Mattress

3 ways to Green Your Mattress

Rest assured: mattresses made from natural and renewable materials that are not treated with dangerous chemical finishes will put your sensitivities to rest and sooth Mother Earth.

  1. Choose an eco-friendly mattress

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    Mattresses made from natural, renewable materials such as organic wool and natural latex trump those made from non-renewable petroleum-based materials when considering costs to the environment.

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  2. Recycle your mattress

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    Mattresses can be disassembled and reprocessed into new products, preventing useful materials from being wasted and reducing consumption of raw materials and energy.

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  3. Prolong the life of your mattress

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    Maintain your mattress by cleaning and flipping it on a regular basis. This way, you'll send fewer mattresses to the landfill while saving yourself some cash.

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Comments

06/10/2009
5:23pm
bubblegumgirl

My feeling is that if your mattress is more than 5 yrs old its already done most of its off-gasing and throwing it out and buying a new eco one is adding even MORE waste to the landfills! If you're concerned about the materials in a traditional mattress, buy a high end, tightly woven mattress pad, organic cotton if you wish.

07/30/2009
2:01pm
Da Green Tree

Hi I think I would have to agree with bubblegum.

12/17/2009
8:24pm
Jeff Gober

If you really want to cut down on the landfill situation, purchase a two sided sleep system which will extend the life of the mattress. You can find the Vital Rest Organic Latex collection on www.vanguardmattress.com, which features 100% Natural Talalay latex, Certified Organic Cotton, Natural Wool and an organic cotton cover. This line is two sided to enable the consumer to flip the mattress for a better value and extended life. It is also adjustable friendly.

02/07/2010
9:52pm
bubblegumgirl

a foam pad placed on top of old mattress works great if your old mattress has lost some of its spring and cushioning

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