Product Recycling Fund
The price of this item includes a contribution to a Product recycling fund to ensure that waste electrical and electronic equipment is collected and recycled in a responsible manner.

Community & Sustainability

People and planet positive

Towards a sustainable future

We want to have a positive impact on people and the planet. For many years we’ve focused on economising with resources and helping to create a better everyday life for people – which includes living more sustainably. Being a responsible company has always been part of our roots, but now we’ve taken the next big step and we’re going to do even more.

Download our 2013 Sustainability Report
Download our Sustainability Strategy, People & Planet Positive
Sustainable life
at home
IKEA Edinburgh have lots of lots of sustainable products Check them out!
IKEA Foundation
Creating better opportunities for children in the world's poorest communites. Find out more
Ready for Retail
Meet IKEA Edinburgh's Ready for Retail team More information
Charity Request
We are always looking to help local charities Can we help you?
Better cotton
Cotton thats better for everyone. More information
Bargain Corner
Our Recovery department More information
Sustainability School Tours
Arrange a free sustainabilty school trip to our store. Find out more
Electric vehicle charging
Electric charging stations now available Find out more

People and planet positive
Sustainable Life at Home
Make a difference without leaving your home

At IKEA Edinburgh we have lots of products which will save you time and money, while helping you live a more sustainable life at home. They may seem like small things - LED bulbs, recycling waste baskets, food storage containers and the like - but that's the beauty of small actions: they all add up!

Here at IKEA Edinburgh we have changed all of our showroom lights to LED. Not only do LEDs comsume upto 85% less energy they also last 20 times longer than incandescent bulbs!

People and planet positive
Live a sustainable life at home with our products.
Width: 39 cm Depth: 55 cm Height: 28 cm
Cord length: 1.5 m
Length: 134 cm Width: 59 cm Height: 93 cm
Length: 23.5 cm Width: 21 cm Height: 32.3 cm
Diameter: 24 cm Height: 5.5 cm

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IKEA Edinburgh Community Support Programme
Ready for Retail

Ready for Retail gives people with disabilities the opportunity to gain experience and knowledge to enhance their future job prospects. We are a training base in a real life environment. The course has been specifically created to meet a recognised lack of work experience for people with disabilities in the retail industry.

we cannot offer paid employment but what we can offer are the skills to support you in finding paid employment and if you look at the numbers, it's clear that this is working.

We currently have 42 people with a disability on work experience at IKEA Edinburgh and we are very proud to say that 20 have gained employment at the store. External support is of great value to us and at present we work closely with STEM (Services in Training for Employment in Midlothian), Intowork, Malani (Midlothian Adult Literacy & Numeracy Initiative) and Borders College. The training programme is delivered in-store by staff from IKEA, STEM and Intowork.

Our store offers a wide range of areas to work in; restaurant, office, shop floor, communication/display and warehouse.

If you are interested in joining us please complete the attached forms and send to Liz Stanton, IKEA, Straiton, Loanhead, Midlothian, EH20 9PW.

are you ready for retail?

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Please note that due to the volume of requests that we receive, our support is very focused. Only those organisations that we feel best fit our criteria will be contacted. Please read and complete the request form and email it to

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IKEA is embracing a better way to produce cotton. Working together with partners such as the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) and WWF® has enabled more than 100,000 cotton farmers to significantly reduce water, chemical pesticide and fertiliser use, while increasing their earnings. By 2015 we want all the cotton we use to be produced this way. Through the IKEA Foundation we also work closely with Save the Children and UNICEF to give at least 16 million children in cotton growing communities better opportunities in life.

For more information on our cotton, click here.
Our Recovery Department
More than just Bargain Corner
In Bargain Corner, our Recovery Department builds up slightly damaged or returned furniture and offers it for sale at greatly reduced prices. This keeps our waste down and gives you the chance of a ‘bargain’. Listen out in-store for ‘on-the-day’ reductions too!

Recycling is a last resort and Recovery help the store meet our recycling target – over 88% of all our waste is recycled rather than going to landfill, which is great for the environment!

Recycling reduces waste... and prices too!
Furniture Service
We've developed a new service that can turn your unwanted IKEA furniture into someone's prize possession!

Our aim is to re-home your old furniture, by either re-selling it in our Bargain Corner or giving it to a charity. Our last option will be to dismantle and recycle the parts where possible.

Receive a reward! By reducing waste and helping the environment, we in return would like to reward you. Based on a quick evaluation of your items, we will offer you a reward voucher to use in-store. Terms & conditions apply.

Together we can reduce the amount we send to landfill!

Bring Back Furniture Service