a crib mattress. something we bring into our homes when a new life is on the way, only to throw out a couple of years later when they are no longer of use. and we do mean “throw out,” as most crib mattresses are non-recyclable. and even throwing them out can prove difficult as many municipal waste services ban mattresses and box springs from dumpster disposal, forcing you to travel to the dump or wait for your city’s limited annual pick-up window to dispose of your crib mattress.
the average adult mattress is used for many years if not decades, but crib mattresses represent a very special niche of short-use / high-waste products that have become a necessity for new families. priced anywhere from $30 to $300 dollars depending on quality, and with a useful life of only two to three years, crib mattresses are a necessary evil that could easily be considered a poor investment and really only result in bulky waste once they are no longer needed.
well frankly, this bothered us at molly mutt! so we did something about it…
meet the crib-e™: molly mutt’s solution to non-recyclable crib mattresses!!
molly mutt has created a duvet to fit standard crib mattresses, upcycling them into a dog bed that can be used for years after your baby outgrows the crib. like all of our duvets, the crib-e™ is made from durable, 100% cotton canvas that’s machine washable and dryer-friendly. and the crib-e™ can be opened from both sides, making for easy use and comes in five of molly mutt’s signature patterns.
do right by our planet, limit waste in local landfills and up-cycle your old crib mattress with a crib-e™ today!