Bed manufacturer Matza has announced the introduction of its new ‘clean ‘n’ green’ mattress, which has boosted its recycling credentials.
As part of its green campaign, the new initiative consists of around 70% repurposed materials, which would have previously been thrown out as waste, and is sold into ex-catalogue and discount stores.
The new concept mattress is manufactured at its 60,000sq ft facility in Yorkshire and produces an average of 50 a week, with the project also creating two new jobs.
Taking the lead with the project is Mazhar Ayub, brother of Matza managing director Asif, as the company aims to boost its greener processes.
Asif said: “We are already pretty good at recycling, but we wanted to audit our policies and further reduce our waste and reusing even more of our leftovers and offcuts seemed like the best place to start. We have employed two additional staff members to organise the recycling skips and keep the factory clean.
“We are also undertaking extensive staff training to make sure everybody plays their part in reducing waste. We have looked at our working practises, tidied up our processes and introduced even higher standards and levels of expectation for what is acceptable waste and what is not. We are delighted that between 80 and 90 per cent of our waste is now going to recycling.”
Family business Matza also confirmed that it has invested in more skips to allow further recycling.