Furniture giant IKEA has launched a redesign of its sustainability strategy and plastics are a central focus. The company highlighted a commitment for all plastic material used in its home furnishing products to be 100% renewable and/or recyclable by 2020. The plastics category includes products that IKEA sells, as well as textile products, packaging and components. IKEA also plans to invest in wind and solar power for its own operations.
The announcements were made in New York by Peter Agnefjäll, IKEA group president and CEO, on the eve of the UN Climate Summit.
"We know that our customers want to save energy and live more sustainably at home, but we believe they shouldn't spend more money or time to do so. That is why we are determined to make sustainability both affordable and attractive to as many people as possible. I am delighted that we can now commit to bringing affordable home solar to a further eight countries, starting with the Netherlands and Switzerland," he said.