Award-winning mattress recycler and social enterprise Soft Landing has officially launched a new mattress recycling facility in WA.
The facility, located in Wangara, is expected to divert over 30,000 mattresses from landfill in WA each year, as well as provide employment opportunities for underprivileged residents.
Western Australian Waste Authority chairman Marcus Geisler led the facility’s launch, accompanied by Soft Landing’s partners including employment providers at Work Australia.
Barely six months in existence, Soft Landing has been recognized for its efforts in mattress recycling and continuing social enterprise.
Keep Australia Beautiful handed Soft Landing the 2016 ACT Sustainable Community of the Year and the Dame Phyllis Frost Litter Prevention, Waste Management and Resource Recovery award.
ACT NOWaste Director Michael Trushell said that Soft Landing made it to both categories in view of its continuing work on mattress recycling, which has been supported by the Canberra community.
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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.
Disability employer and recycler Finding Workable Solutions (FWS) is seeking $22m for a major expansion.
Finding Workable Solutions (FWS) operates at four out of the twelve waste transfer stations within 75km of Adelaide, providing employment for people with disability in the process.
The company is a 27 year old not-for-profit community organisation delivering high quality employment and support services to approximately 60 people with a disability.