Mattresses Recycled for Sisal Fiber

By Chris Curtis

EUGENE, Ore. — Do you have an old mattress lying around the house?

That mattress could go a long way in helping the environment.

St. Vincent de Paul takes old mattresses and collects the fiber from them at its recycling center.

That’s used to protect the bed springs from rusting or bleeding through if they get wet.

But St. Vincent de Paul is putting that material to use in creative ways.

“It’s kind of cool material ’cause a lot of gardeners will use it for pathways hanging baskets very similar to the coconut fiber people use in hanging baskets,” said manager Charley Harvey.

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