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HEALTHY & SUSTAINABLE LIVING

Make a difference without leaving your home

We believe that a healthy and sustainable life is for everyone, not a luxury for the few. We also believe it’s possible to live a good life within the limits of the planet. Take a look at how we are making a more sustainable life a bit easier.

By 2030 our
ambition is to
inspire and enable
more than 1 billion
people to live a
better everyday
life within the limits
of the planet


HEALTHY & SUSTAINABLE LIVING:
SAVING ENERGY | SAVING WATER | WASTE & RECYCLING | HEALTHY LIVING

SAVING ENERGY

A brighter life at home with LED

In order to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gases, we have taken a stand against traditional incandescent lightbulbs and switched our entire lighting range to energy-efficient LEDs. This really does mean everything, from bright and accurate kitchen lighting through to warm and cosy bedroom lighting. It also means energy savings, better light quality and lower environmental impact. Why not make the change to LEDs today? It’ll brighten up the future for your wallet. And the planet.

>> See all LED bulbs
We’ve gone all-in! Now all the lighting we sell at IKEA is LED - better for your home and the environment.

Introducing our brightest idea.

Lighting is a vital part of life at home. It makes our homes cosier and safer. But around 25% of the world’s energy consumption is used for lighting. That’s a lot. That’s why we introduced RYET, a LED bulb that consumes approximately 85% less energy than traditional incandescent bulbs and lasts up to 15 000 hours. That means you could read for an hour each night for the next 41 years! Not bad for a €0,99 investment.

Did you know?

LEDs are so tiny they can be built into almost anything, creating loads of new design possibilities.
>> See RYET LED bulb

Lighting possibilities are endless with LED

Changing to LED bulbs is an easy first step for a sustainable life. See why we believe wholeheartedly in LED.
Better light, new designs and lower prices. Watch how we are fully embracing the LED lighting revolution.

Save money and the planet, without leaving your home

Whether it’s hanging your clothes to dry, cooking on a high-speed induction hob or using energy-saving blinds, the little things can make a big difference. At IKEA, we have loads of products and solutions to make your home more sustainable. Because our ambition is simply to inspire and enable as many people as possible to live more sustainably and to make it easy and affordable.

The take-away hob for stay-at-home dinners

Life at home is fast changing. Instead of eating in the kitchen and sleeping in the bedroom; we now eat, sleep and play wherever we feel the most comfortable. With the portable, affordable, and extremely energy efficient TILLREDA induction hob, you can now cook up a storm without leaving the sofa.

Did you know?

Induction hobs are 50% quicker and more energy efficient than ceramic or radiant heat hobs.
>> See TILLREDA induction hob

The latest in energy-efficient clothes drying

We tricked you with that headline. Sorry. The MULIG is a lightweight and portable drying rack, designed for the most environmentally friendly clothes drying approach you will find anywhere. So, stop wasting money on your electricity bill and wearing out your clothes in the dryer and start drying your clothes the old-fashioned way.

Did you know?

Tumble dryers are one of the home’s most energy-hungry appliances. Over-washing clothing wastes water and energy and shortens their lifespan. Instead, try hanging garments out in fresh air to get another day’s wear out of them.

>> See MULIG drying rack

For these energy saving blinds, we went to the experts. Bees.

The HOPPVALS energy-saving cellular blinds were inspired by the honeycomb prismatic wax found in beehives. They create a layer of insulation that can reduce your heating costs by up to 20%, lowering the general light level and providing privacy. All for a price that doesn’t sting your wallet.

Did you know?

Drawing your curtains closed at dusk can cut heat loss through your windows by around 10%.
>> See HOPPVALS blind

HEALTHY & SUSTAINABLE LIVING:
SAVING ENERGY | SAVING WATER | WASTE & RECYCLING | HEALTHY LIVING

SAVING WATER

Tapping into more ways to use less water

Less than 3% of the water on our planet is fresh. That’s why IKEA set about making kitchen and bathroom taps that reduce water consumption. As a wise man once said, you never know the worth of water until the well runs dry!
Water and energy saving showers
All our shower heads and hand showers are water and energy-efficient. This is achieved by a flow regulator, which reduces the water flow. Even though it delivers less water, you won’t notice any difference in the water pressure. You’ll save up to 30% water and energy compared to a shower without a flow regulator.
Did you know?

By turning off the water while brushing your teeth you can save up to 40 litres of water every day.
Great energy saving news for parents living with teenagers.
Water, water, everywhere, but only a tiny fraction of it is fresh. Heating such a precious commodity for daily rituals can incur even more cost. That’s why we have included the cold start function in PILKÅN. The cold-start function avoids hot water waste, saving up to 30% in energy. When you lift the lever straight up, only cold water is released, which means you only heat up water when you need it.

>> See PILKÅN bathroom tap
Take some pressure off
The ÄLMAREN kitchen tap is designed to reduce water consumption by up to 40% while maintaining pressure. This means you can lower your water usage and also your bills, and at the same time relieve some of the pressure to conserve our planet’s water.

Did you know?
IKEA is just as committed to using water efficiently. We also work together with others to support sustainable water management in water-scarce regions and to increase people’s access to clean water.

>> See ÄLMAREN kitchen tap
Make your own bottled water from a natural source. The tap.
The build-up of plastic waste on our planet is a matter of real concern for all of us. So, next time you feel like grabbing a bottle of spring water from some far-away and exotic well, don’t. Instead, bottle your own water using the durable IKEA 365+ bottle. The planet and your conscience will thank you.

Did you know?
Many brands of bottled water are really just tap water – and often at 2,000 times the price. So refill your bottle from the tap to save both plastic and money.

The current trend is that there will be more plastic than fish in the world’s oceans by 2050. To help stem the flow of plastic into the ocean, we have committed to eliminating single-use plastic from the IKEA product range and food outlets by 2020.

>> See IKEA 365+ bottle

HEALTHY & SUSTAINABLE LIVING:
SAVING ENERGY | SAVING WATER | WASTE & RECYCLING | HEALTHY LIVING

WASTE & RECYCLING

Using resources in a smart way

Recycling and preventing waste is something everybody can do – from small homes to big businesses. Preventing waste is a simple way to save money by only using what we need. And when we recycle, materials like paper, plastic and metal can be used again to make new products, instead of taking new resources out of the Earth. Who knows what your next egg carton or juice bottle could become next!

>> See more waste-sorting solutions
Let’s talk trash
VARIERA is a modular recycling system that you can customise to get a completely personal solution. The bins are easy to lift and carry, and the lids lock in odours. Made from 70% recycled plastic, VARIERA is good for both you and the planet!

>> See all products in VARIERA series
Get creative with ways to sort
Great for small spaces, or when there’s no room under the sink, we made the RETUR freestanding solution in three different sizes. Made from easy-clean plastic, they all have built-in handles so they’re easy to lift and transport. 

>> See waste-sorting bins



 





   EASY WAYS TO
        PREVENT
      FOOD WASTE

Have you ever cooked just the right amount of pasta?
We didn’t think so. But thanks to IKEA 365+ food containers you can turn that excess pasta into delicious leftovers. The snap-and-lock lid prevents spills and creates an aroma-tight seal, so the food you store in the lunch box stays fresh for longer. This means less waste and more satisfaction, so next time you can cook the whole packet!

>> See all IKEA 365+ food containers
Preserve
A trip to the farmer’s market can easily turn into preserves for the year. Our KORKEN series containers are made from at least 40% recycled glass and can store your grandmother’s spiced chutney recipe when plums are in season. 

>> See all KORKEN jars
Cook and save
Leftovers are great but who wants to eat spicy black bean soup five nights in a row? Make weekly dinner menus and store leftovers in the freezer for lunch another day. 

>> See all IKEA 365+ food containers

HEALTHY & SUSTAINABLE LIVING:
SAVING ENERGY | SAVING WATER | WASTE & RECYCLING | HEALTHY LIVING

Making a healthy life an easy choice

What does being healthy mean to you? For us, it’s about making smart everyday choices that are good for both your body and the environment. It’s about taking the bike instead of the car in your daily commute and activities. It’s about a day at your desk that’s actually good for your body and energy levels. It’s about the joy of seeing the seeds you planted grow into a mini-garden - because, in the end, even the small changes make a big difference.

Salmon. Good and good for you

Seafood is part of our company’s Swedish heritage, sold and served at IKEA around the world every day.
Salmon makes for a delicious and nutritious meal. With just two or three servings a week you’ll meet your body’s need for omega-3 fatty acids while getting a good dose of antioxidants, protein, iodine and vitamins D, A and B12. So we’re giving this typical Scandinavian treat a modern twist, and introducing our pulled salmon sandwich. Combining hot-smoked ASC certified salmon with a spicy BBQ glaze, served in a sourdough bun with green leafy salad. Healthy and delicious.

Making pearls from seaweed

Our seaweed pearls have a good texture, rich colour, a great taste and consistency similar to traditional caviar. Seaweed pearls are made from kelp and are a pure vegetable product.

>> Get a taste for SJÖRAPPORT seaweed pearls

Veggies with attitude, even the kids love

Our delicious veggie balls make sustainable eating easy – and you won’t need to remind the family to “eat their greens”.

But why create plant-based options? First of all, because we think more sustainable food should be delicious and affordable, and we want to make it easier to make better everyday choices. Also, plant-based foods need less resources, while making a smaller carbon footprint. Apart from the fact that ingredients like kale, lentils, quinoa and onions are high in nutrition, fibers and proteins. Join us in our effort to make more planet-friendly food choices and try some veggie balls – or become acquainted with the veggie hot dog in our IKEA Bistro, next time you visit.

Let’s get nuts, with oats you can drink

MUNSBIT is a series of energy boosting snacks and smoothies that are perfect for keeping your tummy happy – whether you’re relaxing at home, or are on the go. MUNSBIT oat smoothies are non-dairy and plant-based.

>> Try the new flavours of MUNSBIT series
Hydroponics lets you grow plants without soil, using mineral nutrient solutions in a water solvent

Grow your indoor garden, all year round

So you think you can’t garden because you live in small spaces? With our indoor gardening kits, seeds, added nutrients and cultivation light, you can grow your own crispy lettuce and tasty herbs anywhere in your home. Even in the winter.

A mini-garden at home

Help the colour bloom inside your home with the simple SOCKER series - a clever, functional and decorative series for creating your own green spots at home. Whether for flowers, herbs or vegetables, the series includes a beautiful greenhouse, plant stands, a watering can and much more - letting you add greenery and maybe something good to eat.

>> See SOCKER greenhouse

Take a stand

No more long days just sitting and working. We’ve rethought what makes for a healthier way to be your productive best. With our BEKANT and SKARSTA work desks you can find your comfort zone by adjusting to different heights for either sitting or standing. Alternating between these positions is proven to help you both work and feel better.

>> See BEKANT work desk
>> See SKARSTA work desk