Ikea bans plastic packaging – there will be exceptions

Ikea bans plastic packaging - there will be exceptions

Swedish furniture store Ikea announced on its website that it wants to change something essential to its products by 2028. What do customers have to accommodate?

Screw in small plastic bag? Power cable covered with plastic film? This will be the case for products from 2028 onwards. Ikea According to the company its website is no longer present. The Swedish furniture maker wants to contribute to reducing plastic waste and environmental pollution by “no longer using plastic in its sales packaging”. online retailer heroine Just two days ago announced a similar approach to its packaging policy,

Ikea wants to take a step-by-step approach to transforming its packaging. New products no longer have to be packaged in plastic until 2025 – a change to the existing range by 2028. In addition, more and more recycled materials are to be used for packaging.

there will be exceptions

But the Swedish furniture maker does not want to do without plastic packaging everywhere. For example, some products in the food range should continue to be packaged in plastic. Reasons for this include “quality and food safety standards,” the company explains. However, efforts are being made to use recycled and renewable materials.

To the best of its knowledge, Ikea uses 920,000 tons of packaging material annually – Cost: over a billion euros. It is true that “only ten percent of all Ikea packaging materials used annually are made of plastic”. Nevertheless, the use and application of such materials should continue to be greatly reduced. With this move, the company also wants to encourage other industries to do without plastic packaging on a large scale, explains Kjellberg, packaging development leader at Ikea in Sweden.

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