Looking for a comfortable green bed in the US
August 23, 2010 10:06 AM Subscribe
My wife and I are looking for an environmentally friendly queen-sized bed, ideally from the US to cut down on shipping costs/impacts. Also, what's the best thing to do with an old bed? Details and thoughts inside.
posted by filthy light thief to Shopping (14 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
1) We have an old bed, and we'd like to do anything besides chucking it in the local dump. It's beat to hell, so we agreed that posting it for free on Craigslist is less than kind. Could/Should we still post it on Craigslist and clarify we don't think people would be comfortable if they slept on it, but it could serve for soundproofing a large garage for band practice (I've seen it done).
2) We'd like something new and comfortable, but also something we won't chuck in a landfill when it's old and worn out, or if we do, there's some vague possibility it will break down (I realize landfills are generally great dry tombs
of human refuse) or can be broken apart to be recycled / composted / whatnot. If nothing else, having it made of recycled parts and renewable resources sounds feasible.
Details: we'd like a queen bed, we're in California, and the potential price depends on the qualities.