New Zealand’s first mattress recycling program launched

(Source: Andoo's Facebook)

Online furniture retailer Andoo has partnered with All Heart NZ to launch New Zealand’s first mattress recycling solution. 

Andoo funded a trial for All Heart NZ to disassemble mattresses collected from consumers and stored at their Auckland Distribution Centre at the end of last year. Following an experiment in December, All Heart NZ was able to recycle 77 per cent of mattress components, proving that the majority of a mattress does not need to end up in a landfill.

According to Andoo and All Heart NZ, more than 300,000 mattresses end up thrown in landfills in New Zealand each year, and in doing so cause problems including clogging machinery. Being difficult to compact they create enormous soft gaps that can turn into sinkholes after they degrade.

“At Andoo, our mission is to deliver feel-good shopping experiences. We care deeply for our customers, our team, communities and the planet,” said Troy Tindill, New Zealand country manager. 

“When we launched in New Zealand almost 12 months ago, no business offered a mattress recycling solution. Customers shopping with us can have the confidence that we will take back the old mattress and recycle it, diverting as much as 77 per cent from landfill.” 

Andoo opened in New Zealand in March last year and remains committed to environmental and social sustainability initiatives by giving to and partnering with organisations such as All Heart NZ.

All Heart NZ uses the funds raised through its sustainability services to assist partner organisations in reducing poverty, increasing access to education, and providing wellness services.

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