Mary Helen

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Thank you mattress industry!

The strong unified voice that California legislators heard from the mattress manufacturing and retail industries demonstrates that proposed legislation in CA was short-sighted and that a comprehensive national solution is needed.  A national program would take advantage of economies of scale to make mattress recycling efficient and cost-effective. ISPA will continue to advocate for federal legislation […]

California Used Mattress Bill Defeated

CALIFORNIA USED MATTRESS BILL DEFEATED Legislation would have set costly new requirements for mattress manufacturers    (Alexandria, VA) – In the final minutes of the 2012 California legislative session, SB 1118 was defeated when it was voted down in the Senate.  The mandatory recycling bill would have added millions of dollars in costs for mattress manufacturers […]

BedTimes Blog: Finally rest for the weary!

Julie’s better sleep experiment, the end… click here to read the latest edition! Earlier this year, Julie talked about her sleep troubles during a conversation with Dr. Robert Oexman, director of Kingsdown’s Sleep to Live Institute, and Craig Wilson, director of sales training and education for the mattress maker. The Sleep to Live Institute developed Kingsdown’s bedMATCH […]

Show us your favorite SUMMER PHOTO!

Visit the ISPA Facebook page and share your favorite summer photo.  Where were you?  Camping?  At the beach? Catching a few ZZZZ’s?  The photo with the most “likes” wins a $25 Starbucks gift card.  We all need a little pick-me-up now that “school is back in session”.  So don’t delay, click and post away!  http://www.facebook.com/ISPAsleep […]

Mattress showroom snapshots by BedTimes Magazine!

The editors of BedTimes and Sleep Savvy had a busy day at the Las Vegas Market. Manufacturers we visited brought out a number of new product lines and line extensions, with the emphasis on hybrid mattresses that offer unique combinations of traditional and new components. Better innerspring and foam models have complex layerings of comfort that include cut and […]

ISPA ALERTS MATTRESS RETAILERS AND MANUFACTURERS TO COSTLY STATE RECYCLING LAWS - Association to Host Panel Discussion at Summer World Market in Las Vegas

(Alexandria, VA) –The International Sleep Products Association (ISPA) will convene a panel of retailers, manufacturers and recyclers at the Summer World Market in Las Vegas on Tuesday, July 31st to discuss mattress recycling—one of the most significant issues facing the industry today. The educational session, titled, “Mattress Retailers and Manufacturers Beware: Are You Prepared for […]

ISPA “OASIS LOUNGE” MOVES TO NEW LOCATION

INTERNATIONAL SLEEP PRODUCTS ASSOCIATION “OASIS LOUNGE” MOVES TO NEW LOCATION Association Hosting “House Warming” Event July 30th  LAS VEGAS–The International Sleep Products Association (ISPA) has moved its “Oasis Lounge” at the Summer Las Vegas Market, July 30- August 3, 2012 to a new space at B-0960. The idea for the lounge evolved several years ago […]

CT to open a non-profit mattress recycling facility

Mayor Bill Finch will join DEEP Commissioner Daniel Esty, DECD Commissioner Catherine Smith and the Greater Bridgeport Community Enterprises/Green Team to celebrate the opening of the first, nonprofit mattress deconstruction and materials recycling enterprise — the only enterprise of its kind in the Northeast — at the Park City Green, 459 Iranistan Ave., on Wednesday, […]