Recycling and Reuse

Leggett & Platt uses significant amounts of recycled materials within our manufacturing processes. Additionally, many employee-partners have established recycling activities within their respective responsibility areas. Our waste-stream management focuses on maximizing recycling and minimizing the need to landfill.

Recycled Steel

Close to 1.1 billion pounds of recycled scrap steel are used in the manufacture of Leggett & Platt products each year.

Recycled Urethane Foam

Leggett & Platt incorporates over 316 million pounds of recycled urethane foam, fiber, and rubber into the manufacture of new carpet pad each year.

Recycled Paper and Cardboard

Nearly all Leggett & Platt facilities divert paper and cardboard from landfills by recycling.

Chemical Reuse

Over two million gallons of spent sulfuric acid from Leggett & Platt operations are used per year by municipalities for wastewater treatment or converted by Leggett & Platt into ferrous sulfate crystals for various end applications.

 

Recycled Plastic

Innovative Resin Technologies (IRT) on average uses more than 1 million pounds of 100% post consumer plastics and post industrial waste each year to create high quality structural components.