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GOVERNOR BROWN, JR. SIGNS SB 254 INTO LAW

Californians For Mattress Recycling States SB 254 (Hancock/Correa) Creates A Practical and Efficient Used Mattress Recycling Program For California Sacramento — SB 254 (Hancock/Correa), which has enjoyed bipartisan support throughout the legislative process, creates a practical and efficient used mattress recycling program that will have a dedicated funding mechanism, reduce the impact of illegally dumped mattresses, harness existing infrastructure for […]

SB 254 IS HEADED TO THE GOVERNOR’S DESK SB 254 (Hancock/Correa) Creates A Used Mattress Recycling Program

Sacramento, CA – On Thursday, September 12, 2013 the California State Senate voted to approve SB 254 authored by Senator Loni Hancock (D-Berkeley) and Senator Lou Correa (D-Santa Ana) by a 31-8 bipartisan vote.  SB 254 now moves to the Governor’s desk for review and signature. SB 254 (Hancock/Correa), which has enjoyed bipartisan support throughout […]

A time of change at BedTimes

Have you read the final editor’s column by Julie Palm? If not, click away and say goodbye to one of the best!  Julie has been an asset to ISPA, BedTimes and Sleep Savvy from the day she started. Her work, focus and energy have helped our publications grow and become the “go to” resource for our industry. […]

California State Assembly Approves SB 254 (Hancock/Correa) Which Would Create A Used Mattress Recycling Program

Sacramento, CA – On Wednesday, September 11, 2013, the California State Assembly voted to approve SB 254 authored by Senator Loni Hancock (D-Berkeley) and Senator Lou Correa (D-Santa Ana) by a 63-10 bipartisan vote. SB 254 (Hancock/Correa) creates a used mattress recycling program that will have a dedicated funding mechanism, reduce the impact of illegally […]

Let’s Put The Used Mattress Recycling Legislation To Bed, SB 254 (Hancock/Correa) Press Conference Demonstrates Broad-Based Support

SACRAMENTO, CA – September 05, 2013 Wednesday, California State Senators Loni Hancock (SD-9, Berkeley) and Lou Correa (SD-34, Santa Ana); Mark Murray, Californians Against Waste; Ryan Trainer, President, International Sleep Products Association; and others joined Californians for Mattress Recycling in a press conference discussing the merits of SB 254. When explaining SB 254, Senator Hancock said, […]

ISPA releases updated manual for mattress labeling

The International Sleep Products Association, in partnership with Legal Label Inc., has released an updated and expanded electronic version of the Manual of Labeling Laws, which helps mattress manufacturers navigate the complexities of labeling their products for sale. The manual contains comprehensive information on laws in the United States and Canada regulating the labeling of new and secondhand […]

SB 254 Press Conference — Mattress Recycling Done Right

Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) September 03, 2013 California State Senators Loni Hancock (SD-9, Berkeley); Lou Correa (SD-34, Santa Ana); Ryan Trainer, President, International Sleep Products Association; Mark Murray, Californians Against Waste and others will join Californians for Mattress Recycling in a press conference discussing the merits of SB 254. SB 254 establishes a pubic policy program […]

Used Mattress Recycling Legislation Continues To Gain Support

  Used Mattress Recycling Legislation Continues To Gain Support SB 254 (Hancock/Correa) Approved in the Assembly Natural Resources Committee Sacramento, CA — On Monday, August 12, 2013, California’s Assembly Natural Resources Committee approved SB 254 (Hancock/Correa) by a 7-0 bipartisan vote. The intent of SB 254 is to create a used mattress recycling program that will […]

Mattress manufacturers get out in front of proposed tax

AS REPORTED BY CAL WATCHDOG.COM: August 11th, 2013 By Katy Grimes Many still believe it’s a crime to remove the “Do Not Remove Under Penalty of Law” tag from a mattress. Chances are they would never illegally dump an old mattress either. But, in many areas of the state, illegally dumped mattresses are a problem […]

Better Sleep Council joins Pinterest to further engage consumers

ISPA’s consumer education arm, the Better Sleep Council, recently joined Pinterest in an effort to expand its social media outreach. More than any other social networks, consumers are using Pinterest to decide what to buy, which is exactly why the BSC wanted a presence on the popular social media site.  Read more!