IKEA serves ban on single-use plastic straws in UK and Ireland

It will no longer offer and sell them at its restaurants and product range from October

IKEA UK offers 100% renewable energy tariff

  IKEA is offering an exclusive 100% renewable electricity tariff to customers in the UK. It has joined forces with the Big Clean Switch, which uses the collective switch model to secure the best energy deal for those who sign up. The companies claim the tariff will save a typical householder more than £300 a […]

IKEA puts together a sustainable store

  IKEA has officially started construction of its new sustainable superstore in Greenwich. The company’s first full-sized London store in 13 years will be kitted out with a range of low carbon technologies to help offset its carbon emissions. These features will include solar panels, rainwater collection devices, a public rooftop garden and ground-source heat […]

IKEA’s on the top shelf for green growth

  IKEA UK has achieved its sixth consecutive year of growth, at the same time as slashing emissions and waste. The home furnishings retailer, which plans to become “truly circular”, has announced sales of £1.8 billion in the UK for the most recent financial year, up 5.8% on 2016. This was achieved at the same […]

Multinationals join initiative to speed up switch to EVs

  Heathrow Airport, HP, IKEA Group and Unilever are among first 10 multinationals that have joined an initiative to accelerate the drive towards electric vehicles (EVs). The Climate Group’s EV100 scheme encourages global business commitments on electric transport, with members switching their diesel and petrol vehicle fleets to EVs or installing charging infrastructure by 2030. […]

IKEA offers energy storage batteries to householders

IKEA has announced plans to start selling energy storage batteries to householders. The home furnishings giant has teamed up with Solarcentury to launch the Solar Battery Storage solution to help homeowners make savings on their electricity bills. The battery storage system is designed to work alongside its existing solar panels, which allows consumers to store […]

IKEA serves up ‘smart’ solution to cut food waste

IKEA has announced plans to cut food waste by 50% by the end of the decade. It has implemented a “smart-scale solution” across more than 20% of its stores as part of its Food is Precious initiative. The technology includes a touch screen connected to a floor scale that carries a waste bin to measure […]

IKEA puts together pilot textile recycling scheme

IKEA Cardiff is piloting a new scheme to repair, reuse and recycle the local community’s unwanted textile products. In partnership with charity YMCA, customers will be able to bring anything from old clothing to soft furnishings to the store for the retailer to donate to the local community, including low-income families, charity shops and the homeless. IKEA also plans […]

IKEA cooks up a sustainable kitchen

IKEA has released a new kitchen range made from recycled bottles and wood. The sustainable KUNGSBACKA kitchen fronts are mostly made of reclaimed wood, which is then coated with plastic from around 25 half-litre polyethylene therephalate (PET) bottles. Normally, around 70% of these PET bottles aren’t recycled and commonly end up as waste in landfills – IKEA will […]

IKEA to buy 88MW Canadian wind farm

IKEA is to buy an onshore wind farm in Canada with a capacity of 88MW. It will buy TransAlta’s 51% stake in the Wintering Hills wind farm for around CAD$61 million (£37m) and Teck Resources’s 49% stake for CAD$58.6 million (£35.6m). The wind farm was commissioned in 2011 and consists of 55 turbines, generating enough […]