Waste

A man putting cardboard boxes into a big blue recycling box. A man putting cardboard boxes into a big blue recycling box. A man putting cardboard boxes into a big blue recycling box. A man putting cardboard boxes into a big blue recycling box. A man putting cardboard boxes into a big blue recycling box. A man putting cardboard boxes into a big blue recycling box. A man putting cardboard boxes into a big blue recycling box. A man putting cardboard boxes into a big blue recycling box. A man putting cardboard boxes into a big blue recycling box. A man putting cardboard boxes into a big blue recycling box. A man putting cardboard boxes into a big blue recycling box. A man putting cardboard boxes into a big blue recycling box.

Recycling in the big, blue box

Our goal is to eliminate waste from our operations. By 2020, 90% of the waste from our own operations will be recycled or energy recovered, of which 80% of the waste from stores and distribution centres will be material recycled.

Image: We strive for zero waste to landfill wherever possible in our store and other IKEA operations.

 

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BRING YOUR RECYCLING TO IKEA!

We want to make recycling as easy as possible, which is why we offer the possibility of recycling your waste in IKEA stores. Did you know that you can leave batteries and compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs at most IKEA stores?

See what you can recycle at your local IKEA store

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CREATING A CIRCULAR ECONOMY

We are working towards a circular IKEA, where  resources are used more efficiently in a cycle of repair, reuse and recycling. At many stores, customers can return unwanted IKEA furniture to be resold or donated to charity. And in some countries, we have a mattress take-back scheme, where used mattresses are sent for energy recovery or are material recycled. We also collect customers’ unwanted textiles in some stores. This is the start of an exciting journey of closing the loop at IKEA.

DID YOU KNOW? 
IN 2015, 89% OF WASTE WAS RECYCLED ACROSS OUR OPERATIONS