The International Sleep Products Association (ISPA) learned this past week that the New York Legislature amended their mattress recycling bills in both the Assembly and Senate (A.6436-B (Paulin)/S.6419-E (Kavanaugh)). Unfortunately, and importantly, the most recent amendment eliminated a provision in the Assembly bill which provided for a small recycling fee to be collected by retailers from consumers at the point of sale. This fee would finance a robust recycling program on an ongoing basis and is critical to effective administration of the program.  This amendment is significant, and as a result, ISPA has changed its position on the legislation from support to opposition.

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