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A More Sustainable Life at Home

A More Sustainable Life at Home

Think of what 170 million of us could do

IKEA stores attract about 170 million customers worldwide or about 83 million households. So we got to thinking: Even a small percentage of our customers could have an impact on the environment if they tried to live a more sustainable life at home.

Saving water

Experts say that less than three percent of the water on Earth is fresh. We can all contribute to conserving this precious shared resource. Our kitchen taps can reduce water consumption by up to 30%, while bathroom taps can reduce consumption up to 50%.

Waste & Recycling

Recycling and preventing waste is something everybody can do – from small homes to big businesses. Preventing waste is a simple way to save money by only using what we need. And when we recycle, materials like paper, plastic and metal can be used again to make new products, instead of taking new resources out of the Earth. Who knows what your next egg carton or juice bottle could become?

Prevent food waste

Nifty containers are more than just vessels for your food. At IKEA, we inspire you to reduce your food waste by using a variety of containers for stacking and storing systematically in the pantry, preserving fresh finds, and freezer-saving those leftovers and weekly dinner menus.

Saving resources with rechargeable batteries

Making the switch to rechargeable batteries is a more sustainable alternative to disposable batteries. With our new range of rechargeable batteries and battery chargers, it’s now more affordable and convenient than ever to use rechargeables at home. They can be charged up to 1500 times and are available in high and low energy capacities, so the most optimal battery can be chosen for a specific device.

Making a healthy life an easy choice

What does being healthy mean to you? For us, it’s about making smart everyday choices that are good for both your body and the environment. It’s about making healthier food choices from breakfast to dinner. It’s about a day at your desk that’s actually good for your body and energy levels. It’s about the joy of seeing the seeds you planted grow into a mini-garden – because, in the end, even the small changes make a big difference.

New Lighting Possibilities

LED is the biggest thing in light since electric light was invented. It shines for over 20 years, can be built into lamps for new designs, and uses a sliver of the energy of incandescent bulbs. LED lights are the sustainable choice, and the smart, functional choice.