Synthetic Mattress or Eco-Friendly Mattress?Who Lives Longer?

Posted by HaikuDesigns on April 27th, 2017

Biodegradation at Its Worst

Sadly enough, like anything made from synthetic chemicals that are often derived from petroleum, among other things, conventional mattresses are toxic and their various components take a very long time to biodegrade, so it’s a slow, unhealthy death. These unfriendly mattresses also live anun healthy life, when it comes to off-gassing and the negative reactions many people have to products made from toxic materials. According to the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA), landfills were never designed to break down waste; they were designed to store it. The agency says that some landfills release methane gas into the atmosphere, and some landfill companies collect the methane to sell or burn as an energy-source. A lot of the refuge in landfills is alsorecycled or reused, and this is a practice that is often applied to conventional synthetic mattresses and box-springs, which is a positive step forward. Landfill companies tell us that the beds are too big and bulky to crush and often jam up their machinery. However, a large percentage of mattresses and box-springs still end up in landfills, where they take a ‘lifetime’ to biodegrade, which is hazardous to the environment, not to mention wasteful, since many of these mattresses are still in good condition. According to the EPA, American citizens produce approximately4.6 pounds of trash and garbage each day per person. This translates into two hundred and fifty-one million tons or two hundred and twenty-eight million metric tonseach year. This astronomical number is almost 2Xas much trash per person compared to the citizens of most other major nations.

Longevityat Its Best

Eco-friendly mattresses, for example,are made from latex, often organically grown latex, and eco-friendly futons are made from cotton, often organically grown cotton, which means that these mattresses pose none of the threats or face any of the challenges as the aforementioned conventional mattresses and box-springs. Even if they end up in a landfill, not only do environmentally-friendly mattresses and futons take a lot less time to biodegrade but they do not pollute the soil or the air or the water or any aspect of Nature, because they’re made from all natural materials. For millennia, everything that humanity consumed or used came from natural, organic sources. It wasn’t until the nineteenth century and the Industrial Revolution that this sensible, traditional, age-old pattern began to move in the wrong direction. As a result, we face many different challenges today that humanity has never faced before, such as various challenges to the environment, as well as a variety of challenges to our physical beings and our psycho-social wellbeing. So, consider joining the modern eco-friendly revolution by embracing the natural values of the past and how they can reinforce our commitment to contemporary, sustainable, co-friendly practices.

About the Author :

This article was written by Mark Klosterman who worked at Haiku Design. Since its inception, Haiku Designs has provided the finest collections of modern furniture for home and offices. It offers all kinds of bedroom , living room, dining room, office furniture items and more. Apart from this, Haiku Designs also offers natural bedding, floor covering and other accessories.

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