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IKEA Goes Green

I recently came across a statistic about IKEA that left me awestruck. The statistic stated that Ikea’s products are produced from 60% of renewable material and soon to be at 100% by 2030. This company is present is 52 countries and globally has 389 stores throughout the world. In the United States alone, there are 50 stores up and running. That’s a pretty inspiring and bold move for IKEA to commit to, but it’s this kind of company and mission statements that I want to support. When it boils down to design and what tangible characteristics they have, I am constantly environmentally aware of what they are composed of. Supporting companies that are environmentally aware catalyzes other companies to follow this example as well. IKEA is setting an example for future companies to follow, not only is IKEA’s move exciting but affordable. Many companies make is expensive to buy recycled material products, but IKEA has kept it reasonably priced. On top of that, providing beautiful and contemporary furniture. As one of the largest furniture stores in the world, I’d say Ikea is doing a pretty good job in contributing to a cleaner and healthier world.

5 Comments

  1. eander6 wrote:

    Wow, IKEA is making a big difference with 60% renewable materials. While I have not bought anything from IKEA before it is nice to know that if I do I am helping the cause. I also agree that other businesses that promote recycled products are quite expensive. Patagonia has very expensive products yet they say they want to help the earth. They could help even more if the prices went down like IKEA.

    Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 10:29 am | Permalink
  2. jsams2 wrote:

    Nice post. I think that it’s important for companies to think of the future and the impact that they will have on the environment in the long run. I was eating at Eggspectation recently and they served my drink with a paper straw, I was surprised by this and thought off how much non-degradable waste could prevented if everyone used it instead of Its plastic cousin.

    Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 7:13 am | Permalink
  3. clatessa wrote:

    Good post. I have always heard about Ikea, but never been in one! This makes me even more curious — I will have to go check Ikea out.

    Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 7:46 am | Permalink
  4. eargueta wrote:

    Although I have not been in an IKEA before, I find it amazing that IKEA is paving the way for a greener Earth.

    Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 8:02 am | Permalink
  5. ecativo wrote:

    This is not an uncommon for Swedish and Scandinavian companies. Lots of them are very progressively environmentally and socially. They take great pride is operating in a responsible manner. IKEA is for sure setting a good example, they’re worldwide and one of the better known Swedish companies.

    Monday, April 8, 2019 at 7:18 am | Permalink