Conventional mattresses are the cause of a huge waste stream. Approximately 1.1 million mattresses end up in landfills every year in Belgium alone. To encourage producers to think about the sustainable and circular design of their mattresses, an Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) for mattresses has been in place in Belgium since January 2021.
This is a question that Revor was already working on well before the introduction of the EPR, and to which they came up with the answer in 2019 with the Circular Mattress.
The Circular Mattress is an innovative mattress that can be completely dismantled and recycled after its lifetime where all raw materials can be reused to make a new mattress. Being one of the first to introduce a circular mattress, the journey did not come without challenges.
Where did the idea come from? How does circularity affect your current processes? Where to start and how do you see the future? How did the customers react to it?
Triggered by these questions?
Then, this Ellie.Talk with Jan Maes, full of interesting insights, is just for you!
Rewatch the recording here or read the copy of the talk below.
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