– The International Sleep Products Association (ISPA) and the Mattress Recycling Council (MRC) have withdrawn their support for two recycling bills that were set to be implemented in New York.
– The two organizations were initially willing to cooperate with bill proposals S.7718 and A.09790, but the recent amendments have led them to pull out their support.
– Recent additions to the proposals, such as including a point-of-sale fee and a producer responsibility organization (PRO) model, are said to be the reason behind ISPA and MRC’s withdrawal.
– ISPA and MRC believe these changes will lead to excessive costs being passed onto consumers and they believe there is a lack of assurance that the funds raised by the fee will be used solely for mattress recycling.
– Despite initial enthusiasm for creating an effective and sustainable system for mattress recycling, ISPA and MRC now fear the bills have departed from their original purpose.
– The organisations will continue working actively towards establishing a recycling program that assures performance, transparency, and cost-effectiveness for all parties involved.

ISPA and MRC Withdraw Support from N.Y. Recycling Bills

Recent Amendments Prompt Concern Over Consumer Costs and Transparency

New Proposals Introducing Point-of-Sale Fee and PRO Model Draw Criticism

In a surprising turn of events, the International Sleep Products Association (ISPA) and the Mattress Recycling Council (MRC) have withdrawn their support from two New York recycling bills. Originally cheering on proposals S.7718 and A.09790, the umbrella organisations have voiced concerns over recent changes – specifically the introduction of a point-of-sale fee and a producer responsibility organization (PRO) model. The organisations fear these amendments could see an unfair financial burden falling on consumers, without the assurance that the funds generated will be dedicated to mattress recycling. While the hope remains for a feasible recycling program that balances performance, transparency and cost-effectiveness, the current path the bills have taken is causing industry frontrunners to bid them goodnight.

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