Ikea Says Goodbye to Plastic

By: Gyarmati Orsolya Date: 2021. 12. 01. 08:30

Ikea wants to stop using plastic in its sales packaging. Plastic packaging for new assortments is to be phased out by 2025. In the existing assortment, plastic packaging will be replaced by 2028. At the same time, the Swedish furniture retailer wants to push ahead with the development of innovative packaging solutions made primarily from renewable and recycled materials.

The sales packaging of Ikea products is an important part of the Swedish company’s business model as well as an important aspect in terms of affordability, sustainability, and safe handling. To counteract plastic waste and environmental pollution, Ikea has already significantly reduced the amount of plastic used in its packaging solutions. Even today, less than ten percent of the total packaging materials used each year are made of plastic, the company says.

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