Legislature Tackles Mattresses

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Here\’s a problem that government might actually help solve: what to do with old mattresses

A bill before the General Assembly\’s Judiciary Committee today would require manufacturers to set up a \”mattress stewardship program\” to deal with all those old mattresses you see on the side of the road.

A legislative analysis says that it will require \”mattress producers to join a nonprofit mattress recycling council that they, or a trade association representing them, establish. It prohibits producers who fail to participate in the program from selling mattresses in Connecticut.\” The council will design, set-up and implement a recycling program.

Eventually, if the legislation is approved, there will be a \”mattress stewardship fee\’\’ attached to the price of every new mattress to pay for the recycling program.


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2 thoughts on “Legislature Tackles Mattresses

  1. raul

    You have got to be S—-ing me.
    I pay a trash bill through my taxes asnd they pick up the old matresses.


    If you start with a cage containing five monkeys and inside thecage, hang a banana on a string from the top and then you place a set of stairs under the banana, before long a monkey will go to the stairs and climb toward the banana.
    As soon as he touches the stairs, you spray all the other monkeyswith cold water.
    After a while another monkey makes an attempt with same result… all the other monkeys are sprayed with cold water. Pretty soon when another monkey tries to climb the stairs, the other monkeys will try to prevent it.
    Now, put the cold water away.
    Remove one monkey from the cage and replace it with a new one.
    The new monkey sees the banana and attempts to climb the stairs. To his shock, all of the other monkeys will attack him. After another attempt and attack, he knows that if he tries to climb the stairs he will be assaulted.
    Next, remove another of the original five monkeys, replacing it with a new one.
    The newcomer goes to the stairs and is attacked. The previous newcomer takes part in the punishment…… with enthusiasm, because he is now part of the “team”.
    Then, replace a third original monkey with a new one, followed by the fourth, then the fifth. Every time the newest monkey takes to the stairs, he is attacked.
    Now, the monkeys that are beating him up have no idea why they were not permitted to climb the stairs. Neither do they know why they are participating in the beating of the newest monkey.
    Finally, having replaced all of the original monkeys, none of the remaining monkeys will have ever been sprayed with cold water. Nevertheless, not one of the monkeys will try to climb the stairway for the banana.
    Why, you ask? Because in their minds…that is the way it has always been!
    This, my friends, is how Congress operates… and this is why, from time to time:
    ALL of the monkeys need to be REPLACED AT THE SAME TIME.

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