Written by: Adeline Yuboco
10/07/2011 11:05 AM
There's nothing like a large, comfortable mattress to crash into after a long day of hiking, shopping and visiting tourist attractions during your RV trip. That's why lots of RVers pay careful attention to the kind of mattress that they get for their RV to make sure that it is comfortable, spacious and within their budget.
But do you know that the kind of mattress that you choose for your RV not only affects your sleep, but the environment as well? Most of the conventional mattresses that you can buy in your local home depot were manufactured using materials containing lots of different chemicals and synthetic compounds which are not biodegradable. That means, they stay in landfills for a long period of time. As they decompose, these chemicals and compounds break down and make their way into the soil, water and air, causing damage to our environment. That's the reason why more and more RVers are getting rid of their conventional mattresses and replacing them with eco-friendly mattresses.
What are Eco-Friendly Mattresses?
On the outside, eco-friendly mattresses look very much the same as conventional mattresses. What makes them different is that most - if not all - of the materials used in making the mattress are manufactured using materials that were derived from nature. Because of that, they are biodegradable, meaning that as the materials decompose, they don't cause any harm to the environment. Eco-friendly mattresses can also be easily recycled and used to create newer mattresses and other products that are sold in the market.
Types of Eco-Friendly Mattresses
There are generally four kinds of eco-friendly mattresses that are available :
Tips in Choosing an Eco-Friendly Mattress
If there is one thing that deters many people from buying eco-friendly mattresses is the price. Eco-friendly mattresses tend to be expensive than conventional mattresses. That being said, it is important to make sure that the eco-friendly mattress that you choose will be worth your money. Here are some tips to help you choose an eco-friendly mattress for your RV:
5 Places to Buy Eco-Friendly Mattresses Online
There are many companies out there that claim that their mattresses are eco-friendly mattresses, but in truth, they are anything but. In order for you to be sure that the mattress is not only eco-friendly, but also provided by a company that will provide you excellent customer service after you buy their product, here are five different eco-friendly mattress online stores to consider.
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