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JBS aims for 1m mattresses to be diverted from landfill

Shropshire based recycler JBS Fibre Recovery plans to divert over a million mattresses from landfill by 2012.

The company has already recycled 180,000 used mattresses over the past 12 months and has invested over £500,000 in a new dedicated centre at Stafford Park, Telford. This is the first of 10 plants planned for the UK.

JBS Fibre Recovery director John Neill said “We’ve already diverted more than 4,500 tonnes of waste from landfill, which is the equivalent of 1.8 million bags of sugar. This fantastic new facility gives us the additional capacity to work alongside stakeholders including Wolverhampton City Council, Telford and Wrekin Council, major retailers such as John Lewis, bed manufacturing companies, and the general public to significantly slash waste and reduce our dependence on sending materials to landfill.”

The new facility has created 30 jobs and has the capacity to recycle more than 150,000 mattresses a year.

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