Valumat, the management body for extended manufacturer responsibility for mattresses

Voluntary take-back

Valumat provides a financial incentive for final sellers who voluntarily accept discarded mattresses upon the purchase of a new mattress. For practical reasons, that amount is calculated on the basis of the collected tonnage (330 €/ton). This equates to approx.  &euro per mattress.

Payment to distribution for voluntary selective collection is offset by the commitment of the final seller to accept the mattresses offered free of charge when consumers buy a new mattress from them (principle of free acceptance 1/1).

Final sellers are free to collect a logistics fee upon collection from the consumer.

Valumat will publish the list of these final sellers on the website and provide the necessary communication material.

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