You can live a more sustainable life at home that is better for the planet, and great for your wallet too. Things like reducing food waste, using reusable shopping bags, eating more plant-based foods and hanging your clothes to dry, may seem small – but that’s the beauty of small actions, they all add up. We have many money saving products and solutions to help you reduce waste, energy and water consumption. You might already be using some of them without even realising it. In that case, we salute you accidental environmentalist.
We believe being healthy is about making smart everyday choices that are good for both your body and the environment. It’s about eating a more balanced diet containing less meat and a rich variety of vegetables and plant-based foods. We want to create food that not only supports this goal but is also delicious and affordable. To give you products that make being healthy an easy choice.
Experts say that less than 3% of the water on Earth is fresh water. We can all contribute to conserving this precious, shared resource. That’s why we offer kitchen and bathroom taps and shower heads that that reduce water consumption by up to 50%. Because every drop counts.
Save money and the planet, without leaving your home
There are many small things you can do to live a more sustainable life at home. Just by airdrying your clothes, turning off idle electronics and only washing full loads of dishes and clothes, you’ll do the environment and your wallet a huge favour. We’ve also developed products that will reduce your carbon footprint even further without compromising on your quality of life.
From creating a personalised recycling station in the kitchen to making weekly dinner menus and storing leftovers in the freezer, preventing waste by only using what we need, is a simple way to save money by. And it’s something everybody can do.
We love wool because it’s a fantastic material – natural, durable and strong, and also renewable, biodegradable and recyclable. But we want the wool in our products to be even more sustainable, that’s why we are committed to transforming all our wool to 100% Responsibly Sourced Wool by 2025. Follow the link to read more and watch a film that shows how the wool from sheep in New Zealand travels to India to be transformed into beautiful, handwoven carpets, before ending up in your IKEA store – and maybe in your home.
On the factory floor
We believe that good ideas can come from anywhere. Together with our suppliers, we always look for new and smarter ways of doing things.
Affordable products are at the heart of everything we do. That doesn’t mean that we compromise on quality or safety. IKEA products must be safe, from both a health and environmental perspective.
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Facts and Figures
Many companies, organisations and people – together – shape IKEA. Each and every person, idea and solution contributes to the big picture. Here is a selection of facts and figures that give a glimpse of the IKEA year that passed.