While re-use and recycling may focus on many of the daily items we use and consume, there are bigger ticket items that may get forgotten.  Every year 40 million mattresses get thrown in the trash and their construction is by nature hard to dispose, causing landfills to pile up with tons of useless materials.

Architecture for Humanity and Rubicon National Social Innovations are trying to change this by launching a design competition titled “Discarded Dreams: Used Mattress Competition.”

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