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Cross-sector partnership acts on mattress recycling

Soft Landing and TIC Mattress Recycling have joined forces to tackle the matter of Australia’s end-of-life mattresses.

The new partnership is aimed at maximising the collection, recovery and landfill diversion of some 300,000 mattresses yearly in Sydney and Melbourne.

With support from the NSW Government, TIC is establishing an automated mattress recycling facility in Western Sydney. Soft Landing will relocate to this facility and continue disassembling and processing hard-to-manage mattresses and bed bases.

The Soft Landing-TIC alliance is seen to combine Soft Landing’s reputation as Australia’s leading social enterprise with TIC’s technological expertise in mattress recycling, benefitting the community, the environment and industry,

Soft Landing National Operations Manager Bill Dibley looks forward to the partnership.

“We bring a lot of expertise around deconstruction and processing, with loyal customers and a commitment to the best social and environmental outcomes for each waste stream,” he said, adding that the venture will maximise processing and create new jobs.

TIC Mattress Recycling Managing Director Michael Warren echoes Dibley’s optimism.

“TIC Mattress Recycling is committed to working with world’s best technology, and combined with a social enterprise like Soft Landing we present a powerful team. This partnership can deliver the best of both worlds to Australia.”