Foam Rubber Reuse & Recycling

Foam rubber and mattressDID YOU KNOW?

Foam rubber is found in many products from mattresses to furniture to insulation. Disposing of old foam is difficult due to a lack of recycling options.

If you have scraps of foam rubber, check out ehow.com for creative reuse ideas:

http://www.ehow.com/how_2145648_recycle-foam-rubber.html

Polyethylene foam (also called PE foam) used to cushion electronics and other products during shipping can be recycled by finding a Recycle PE Foam program:

http://www.recyclepefoam.com/default.aspx

Find a Styrofoam recycler:

http://www.benefits-of-recycling.com/styrofoamrecycling.html

Recycle the components of a mattress and make a bookshelf from the wood strips:

http://www.instructables.com/id/Book-Frame–Recycle-a-Mattress-Box-Frame-into-a-B/

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3 Responses to Foam Rubber Reuse & Recycling

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  2. Natalie says:

    The Mustard Seed of Central Florida is a great resource for mattress recycling. They are partnered with St Vincent dePaul in their mission to keep mattresses and other recyclable items out of the landfill.
    Check out their website http://mustardseedfla.org/mattress.html

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