The Mattress Problem

Did you know that a staggering 1.8 million mattresses end up in landfills each year?

That’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the alarming issue of illegally dumped mattresses on kerb-sides. These discarded mattresses not only blight our communities but also have a devastating environmental impact. In this blog post, we’ll delve into the problem at hand and explore sustainable solutions that empower us to make a positive change. Together, we can craft a greener, more responsible future.

The statistics surrounding mattress dumping are staggering. In Australia alone, approximately 1.8 million mattresses are discarded and sent to landfills annually. Beyond the sheer volume of waste, it’s crucial to understand the environmental harm caused by improper disposal. The average mattress takes up to 90 years to decompose in a landfill, contributing to pollution and taking up valuable space.

Bounce Back is a remarkable organization with a mission to support communities and promote sustainability. They accept mattress donations and work diligently to refurbish and recycle them. The impact of such initiatives cannot be overstated, especially when faced with the daunting figure of 1.8 million mattresses going to waste each year.

Now that you’re eager to make a change, let me introduce you to Cobber. Cobber is a convenient solution for scheduling mattress collections. With the Cobber app, you can effortlessly arrange for your old mattress to be picked up and donated to organizations like Bounce Back. It’s a user-friendly way to contribute to a sustainable lifestyle and tackle the overwhelming problem of mattress dumping.

The power to make a difference lies within us all. Armed with knowledge and sustainable solutions, we can combat mattress dumping’s detrimental effects. By educating ourselves, supporting organizations like Bounce Back, and using tools like Cobber, we can craft a better future for ourselves and our planet. Let’s take action and make responsible choices, knowing that every mattress diverted from landfills counts.

 The statistics speak for themselves: mattress dumping is an alarming issue that demands our attention. However, by collectively educating ourselves, supporting organizations like Bounce Back, and utilizing convenient solutions like Cobber, we can tackle this problem sustainably. Our combined efforts can pave the way for a greener, more responsible future.

We want to express our heartfelt gratitude for your commitment to sustainability. Your actions matter, and together, we can create a positive change within our communities. We invite you to share your thoughts, stories, and ideas in the comments below. Let’s engage in a community-driven discussion and inspire others to join us on this journey towards a greener world, where 1.8 million mattresses no longer end up in landfills each year.

Meet Niki Gent, the woman who can find humor in a spreadsheet and turn a Monday meeting into a comedy club event. She’s not just living life; she’s dancing through it with tap shoes on one foot and sneakers on the other.  With two decades in the community services as a forensic psychologist , Niki didn’t just climb the career ladder; she turned it into a slide and wheeeee, down she went, laughing all the way, with a resume that sparkles and a spirit that shines even brighter.

When Niki’s not busy as Principal Consultant at Family and Child Consultants she is running Adelaide’s Only True Crime Tours.  Author and award winning business woman, Niki is probably out there, chasing the sun, waltzing with the winds or perhaps, just sitting back, penning down another chapter of life that reads like a comedy script sprinkled with wisdom.