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Is this the most eco-friendly night’s sleep ever?

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A duvet made from plastic bottles and a cardboard bed? Eco-innovations are coming thick and fast in the good night’s sleep industry. We look at whether this could be the most eco-friendly way to bed down…

    Georgina Wilson-Powell

    Wed 25 Apr 2018

    Every second worldwide, 1,500 plastic bottles end up in landfill. But now you could be sleeping under them instead.

    The Fine Bedding Company has launched a 100% recycled ECO duvet - made entirely from recycled plastic bottles.

    Each medium weight double duvet contains 120 plastic bottles which have been broken down to soft micro fine fibres and respun. It also has a recycled fabric cover, recycled cardboard packaging and recycled plastic inner bag.

    Cardboard bed - room in a box

    Image A duvet made from recycled plastic bottles and a bed made from cardboard - would you sleep in it?

    Add to this exciting development, the arrival of the first ever cardboard bed. 

    It's not an April’s Fools from IKEA but an actual product; the corrugated cardboard bed from Happy Beds uses 70% recycled cardboard and 100% of it can be recycled when you’re done.

    The concertina design makes it easy to put together - there’s no grappling with heavy metal frames or ending up with bits left over after a flatpack trial. And there’s no plastic here at all. 

    The Room in a Box cardboard bed can be moved easily for storage issues and comes in four brilliant colours.

    So...does your bed need a bit of an eco-makeover?

    Want more eco options? Click here for 7 amazing organic bedding brands.

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