02/17/ 2016 Maryland has introduced legislation that would require a mattress recycling program be established by manufacturers. This is different from CA, CT and RI programs because it requires the manufacturers to charge a fee on any mattresses sold to retailers and for the retailers to then charge the fee to consumers. The fee would not be required to be disclosed to consumers. ISPA is opposing this legislation due to the inconsistency with other states. Visit sleepproducts.org for more information.
The ISPA Industry Conference is being held at the Vinoy® Renaissance Resort and Golf Club in St. Petersburg, FL this year and registration is now open. Featuring a Centennial Program and Gala dinner, and key note speakers Rich Karigaard, publisher of Forbes, and Jon Spence, author, business strategist, and consultant. Visit the www.ispaindustryconference.com for more information.