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

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

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

Recycled Paper and Cardboard

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

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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.