Decision tree reuse mattresses
At the initiative of the regional authorities, and in collaboration with stakeholders, a decision tree has been developed to make a distinction between mattresses that have to be classified as waste and mattresses that can still be reused. The goal is to create an objective framework so that every professional institution clearly knows what conditions must be met for a mattress to be reused. If the mattress is still classified as waste, strict regulations apply, among others, to transport, storage and export.
The regional authorities will carry out the necessary checks. If Valumat is informed of violations, these will also be forwarded to the regional authorities. These will demand that the offenders comply with the regulations and, in a second step, they can issue a penalty notice.