How eco-friendly are Purple's mattress materials?
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The Purple Mattress website states that the Purple Bed and its packaging are recyclable. They make no specific claims about environmentally friendly materials, besides stating that they are latex-free, non-toxic, and mineral oil based. Our team reached out to their Support Chat to ask about the eco-friendliness of their products, but received no response.
Purple makes it a point to use non-toxic products when creating mattresses. Purple does not use any memory foam, because it emits strong off-gassing and can be harmful to sleepers. Furthermore, Purple avoids using harsh chemicals to create a flame barrier and instead utilizes non-toxic fibers that naturally slow flames. In fact, Purple's flame barrier technology is GREENGUARD Gold Certified, which means it is safe to use at schools and in healthcare facilities.
Purple’s mission is to simply help people feel better. That means using environmentally safe materials. The Hyper-Elastic Polymer™ is made out of sustainable food grade material that is 100% non-toxic. The foam used to create the durable yet comfortable mattresses are also CertiPUR-US® Certified, which means they are made without harsh chemicals such as formaldehyde. The best part of the high-density polyurethane foam is that it does not smell, that means there is no strong off-gassing upon arrival.
Purple is a new mattress company fresh off a Kickstarter campaign. They do claim that their mattresses are made from non-toxic, food grade material and their website also has a CertiPUR-US logo on it. This most probably from the top two layers polyurethane foam being CertiPUR-US compliant. They also claim an eco-friendly approach to manufacturing – With the trimmings created during the manufacturing process being recyclable. Overall, they are one of the more eco-friendly mattresses you’ll get on the market.