Luma Sleep Announces Environmental Benefits of Their Unique Two-Layer Mattress Design
It’s true. One company can make a difference to the environment.
E-commerce is changing every industry on the planet, including the mattress industry. Traditional mattress retailers are taking notice as retail market share has shifted considerably in less than four years (Furniture Today). Today, there are more than 175 online bed-in-a-box companies competing in the $16.5 billion per year mattress marketplace.
American adults generally buy a new mattress every eight to 10 years. This means about 14 million new mattresses are purchased each year and nearly that many are disposed of in landfills. The disposal problem isn’t new. It gave rise to the Mattress Recycling Council, but only CA, CT, and RI have made mattress recycling mandatory.
Over the last few years, the mattress disposal problem has been sizably increased by bed-in-a-box “disruptors.” The reason? Most online mattresses sold have “100-night” in-home trials with free returns. While this may be consumer-friendly, it harms the environment because the return rate of bed-in-a-box mattresses is extremely high.