Plastic is everywhere for many reasons. It’s a strong, durable, lightweight, and versatile – yet low cost – material. But when plastic is not disposed of responsibly, the environmental implications become concerning.
IKEA is committed to making a positive impact on people and the planet. Our ambition is that by 2030, all plastic used in our products will be based on renewable or recycled material.
We’ve already started our journey towards this goal with a plan to replace single-use plastic in our range and by using different kinds of sustainable plastic in an increasing number of products.
Single-use plastic items pollute ecosystems if not disposed of responsibly. As part of our commitment to people and the planet, we phased out all single-use plastic products from the global home furnishing range in January 2020. This includes items such as plates, cups and plastic straws. Single-use plastic articles offered in our restaurants, bistros, and cafes will be replaced by more sustainable disposables.
Meet our new disposables
We want to make more sustainable plastic products our customers can enjoy and love. Made from renewable sources like corn, sugar beet and sugar cane instead of virgin fossil based, PLA is an example of a plastic which makes this possible.
ISTAD, our reusable, all-purpose resealable bag is now made mostly (85%) of a renewable material from the sugar cane industry. Being durable and resealable, ISTAD can be used over and over again, making it really simple to reduce plastic bag waste.
Find out more about ISTAD