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.