Sustainability at ISPA

Moving with a mission, together

The International Sleep Products Association supports the bedding industry’s sustainability efforts through collaboration, education and advocacy.

In April 2022, ISPA’s Board of Trustees approved the association’s sustainability initiative, and later that year the Sustainability Committee was formed.

The Sustainability Committee consists of a cross-section of suppliers and manufacturers and recommends specific policies and actions to the board to support the industry’s efforts.

The first-ever ISPA Sustainability conference was held Nov. 16-17, 2022 in Charlotte, North Carolina and the 2023 conference will be September 13-14, 2023 again in Charlotte.  ISPA’s Sustainability Conference is designed to educate, connect and inspire practical solutions for sustainability challenges within the bedding industry. Attendees learn from experts how to implement or enhance sustainability efforts and the conference seeks to explain concepts, criteria, metrics, and terms as well as showcase existing sustainability initiatives.

ISPA Sustainability Conference

September 13-14, 2023 | Charlotte, NC
Le Meridien Charlotte Hotel Complex Charlotte, NC

Attend the ISPA Sustainability Conference to learn about innovation and sustainability practices directly related to the bedding industry. Connect and collaborate with global leaders, top experts and colleagues. Speakers from top companies like IKEA, Milliken and others will inspire you to see a world of possibilities and solutions.

NEW for 2023 – Add a pre-conference workshop, “Building a Sustainability Plan into Your Business Strategy“!

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The Mattress Recycling Council (MRC)

MRC is a nonprofit organization formed by the mattress industry to operate recycling programs in those states that have enacted mattress recycling laws.

The program is currently running in California, Connecticut and Rhode Island and is know as Bye Bye Mattress to consumers. Each state’s program is funded by a recycling fee collected when consumers buy a mattress or box spring.

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