IKEA increases its sustainability efforts

The Swedish retailer will start selling spare parts for products

In the past year, Swedish furniture giant IKEA has stepped up its sustainability efforts in an effort to become a “climate positive business by 2030”. In November, the retailer began buying back used IKEA furniture to resell as second-hand. Customers who turned in their unwanted furniture were eligible for store vouchers worth up to half off the original price. Additionally, it recently launched affordable products designed to save energy, such as cellular blinds, air purifiers, and induction hobs.

In its newest move to reduce waste, IKEA announced plans to sell spare parts for its products. This initiative allows customers to purchase new pieces to replace broken ones, thus extending the furniture’s life and dispelling the notion that IKEA furniture is disposable.

The company has yet to announce a release date or the items that it plans on selling. However, Chief Sustainability Officer Lena Pripp-Kovac has shared that they are testing a variety of products. Items such as arm rests, sofa covers, and sofa legs are expected to be part of the launch.

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