20,000 mattresses saved from the landfill this year
(Orlando, Fl) June 21, 2016 – The Mustard Seed of Central Florida celebrated a historic milestone today. With the help of 100 volunteers from four community and church groups, the nonprofit deconstructed its 20,000th mattress this year. This equates to:
- Half a million cubic square feet diverted from the landfill this year
- 80,000 mattresses deconstructed since 2011
- 5 million cubic square feet of landfill space saved since 2011
“The Mustard Seed’s efforts to be socially and environmentally responsible to our community impacts families, communities, the economy, and our environment” said Kathy Baldwin, Executive Director of The Mustard Seed. “This historic event ensures that mattresses that are no longer useful do not pollute our landfill as well as adds raw materials such as steel, foam, fabric and wood back into the economy.”
The Mustard Seed of Central Florida is dedicated to provide a bed, a table and all of the furniture needed to restabilize families and individuals recovering from a crisis. The agency created the mattress deconstruction program in 2011 as a response to the mattresses that could not be given to clients due to rip, stains, tears, or odors.