26 Apr '11, 1pm

Looking to buy a #green mattress? Good luck. Navigating the definitions, claims & certifications is no small feat

Looking to buy a #green mattress? Good luck. Navigating the definitions, claims & certifications is no small feat

Photo: International Sleep Products Association Looking to buy a green mattress? Good luck. Navigating the industry’s definitions, marketing claims and third-party certifications is a huge challenge for conscientious consumers who want clear answers. Even the most eco-savvy shoppers find themselves enrolled in a masters-level course on mattress construction and materials. Unregulated product labels such as “natural,” “bio-based,” “eco-friendly” or “sustainable” further confuse consumers trying to evaluate the importance of health, safety and environmental issues. SEE: Breakdown of Green Mattress Labels Significantly upping the ante: price. Purchasing a queen-size mattress made with, say, all certified organic fabrics and an all natural latex core (i.e. entirely made from the sap of rubber trees) starts around $1,400 and can travel upwards of $6,000. Green mattresses tend t...

Full article: http://earth911.com/news/2011/04/26/eco-friendly-mattress...

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