Title 23
Health and Safety

Chapter 90
Responsible Recycling, Reuse and Disposal of Mattresses

R.I. Gen. Laws § 23-90-2

§ 23-90-2. Findings.

The general assembly hereby finds and declares that:

(1) It is in the best interest of this state for providers of mattresses sold in Rhode Island to take responsibility for reducing the environmental and financial impacts of a mattress over its life cycle, from design to management after the end of a mattress’s useful life;

(2) It is in the best interest of this state to reduce illegal dumping of discarded mattresses and determine a process for minimizing costs incurred by Rhode Island’s cities and towns for the management of discarded mattresses; and

(3) It is in the best interest of this state for producers to develop a statewide product stewardship system that serves urban and rural areas in Rhode Island and provides cost-effective, convenient opportunities for the collection, transportation, recovery and safe management of discarded products.

History of Section.
P.L. 2013, ch. 281, § 1; P.L. 2013, ch. 423, § 1.