Sustainable Furnishings – How to Reuse, Renovate and Recycle in 2019

Is your mattress eco-friendly?

Therefore to ensure that you’re making the right decision, it’s crucial that you research. Research the materials being used to manufacture your chosen mattress. Also durability of the product. As well as overall comfort to ensure a long lifespan.

Cause brands pioneering a more mindful approach. More interestingly they include Silentnight; whose Eco Comfort Breathe range eco-friendly mattresses all contain 150 recycled plastic bottles. All which prevent them reaching landfill or polluting the oceans.

Therefore, recycling doesn’t just factor into creating the product. Most noteworthy, please remember that when you’ve come to the end of your mattress’ lifecycle. Remember because there are options for eco-friendly mattress disposal. You can learn more about this here.

How will your mattress be transported?

When selecting your mattress, it’s worth bearing in mind how it will reach you. Also, how this will affect the environment. For instance, roll-up mattresses (aka vacuum-packed mattresses) allow suppliers to ship a greater number in a single delivery. All which makes the process more efficient and reduces carbon emissions. They’re also a lot easier to get into awkward space in the home than traditional flat mattresses.

However, it’s not just the type of mattress that you need to look out for. Dig into suppliers’ environmental credentials. Also ensure they’re committed to making their delivery network as eco-friendly as possible.

Is your mattress accredited by a trusted organisation?

A good indicator of sustainable a mattress (or any other piece of furniture for that matter) is whether it has the stamp of approval from a trusted environmental body.

For instance, Silentnight partnered with the UK’s Marine Conservation Society. They have also received independent accreditation as a carbon neutral business. In addition and more noteworthy awarded the Furniture Makers’ Company Sustainability Award in 2017.

So other suppliers with accredited products include Rest Assured, Sealy and Sleepeezee. More interestingly, those products all have products endorsed by the Forest Stewardship Council.

In conclusion, let’s go beyond environmental awareness. Because it’s also important to look into the comfort and health benefits. Especially when talking about your mattresses. Finally and most importantly, you can find a more comprehensive list of organizations.


Written by greenlivingguy

The Green Living Guy, Seth Leitman is a green living expert, celebrity and Editor of the McGraw-Hill, TAB Green Guru Guides. Seth is also an Author, Radio Host, Reporter, Writer and a Environmental Consultant on green living. The Green Living Guy writes about green living, green lighting, the green guru guides and more. Seth's books range from: # Build Your Own Electric Vehicle by Bob Brant and Seth Leitman (2nd and 3rd editions) # Build Your Own Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle by Seth Leitman # Build Your Own Electric Motorcycle by Carl Vogel # Green Lighting by Seth Leitman, Brian Clark Howard and Bill Brinsky # Solar Power For Your Home by David Findley # Renewable Energies For Your Home by Russel Gehrke # Do-it-Yourself Home Energy Audits by David Findley # Build Your Own Small Wind Power System by Brian Clark Howard and Kevin Shea # and more green living books to follow.