California is one step closer to a statewide mattress recycling bill. SB 254 (Hancock and Correa), one of CAW’s priority bills, passed out of fiscal committee today and is headed to the Senate floor for a vote next week.
This bill will require mattress manufacturers to develop and implement a statewide recycling program for used mattresses. This bill is good for California’s economy and will create green jobs as most of the material in mattresses is highly recyclable. It will also relieve a huge burden on taxpayers and local governments that are left to deal with and pay for cleanup and management of illegally dumped mattresses.
Our work is not finished; we still have to get enough votes in the Senate if this bill is going to pass. You can take action to support SB 254 right now by sending a support letter to your senator.
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