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IKEA launches new mattress removal and recycling scheme

IKEA has launched a new mattress removal and recycling scheme as part of its sustainable services offering. The service will allow customers to book a collection… View Article

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IKEA launches new mattress removal and recycling scheme

IKEA has launched a new mattress removal and recycling scheme as part of its sustainable services offering.

The service will allow customers to book a collection for their mattresses, either online or in-store, for £40 per item.

Once collected, the mattresses will be transported to a dedicated recycling facility that is operated by IKEA partner, The Furniture Recycling (TFR) Group. They will then be separated into their component parts and sanitised for onward processing.

Since 2012, TFR Group has recycled more than 3.5 million mattresses, with 30,000 tonnes of material flowing back into the economy.

IKEA is also planning to use the group’s mattress rejuvenation service where returned mattresses go through a bespoke sanitation process. The products are cleaned to NHS standards and verified to be of as-new quality so they can be resold at discounted prices or redistributed to support local communities.

Greg Lucas, sustainability manager at IKEA UK, said: “We’re very excited to have our new mattress removal and recycling service up and running in collaboration with The Furniture Recycling Group, which is transforming old mattresses that would otherwise go to waste, back into valuable raw materials that can be used again and again.

“Partnerships like this are crucial to overcoming long-term environmental challenges like mattress waste and advancing our People and Planet Positive journey, while supporting as many customers as possible in living a more sustainable life at home.”

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