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Ikea pledge on using recycled materials

Ikea has promised to phase out single-use plastics and use only renewable and recycled materials in its products.

The world’s biggest furniture retailer said it will remove all single-use plastic products from its ranges globally and from customer and staff restaurants by 2020.

By 2030 it plans to use only renewable and recycled materials in its products. It also aims to achieve zero emissions by 2025.

Ikea said that, currently, 60% of its range is based on renewable materials, while almost 10% contain recycled materials.

Torbjorn Loof, chief executive at Inter Ikea Group, said: “Through our size and reach, we have the opportunity to inspire and enable more than one billion people to live better lives, within the limits of the planet.

“We are committed to taking the lead working together with everyone – from raw material suppliers all the way to our customers and partners.”

  • A version of this report first appeared on our sister title Packaging News

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