SUSTAINABLE LIFE AT HOME

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A young girl peels an orange in a kitchen filled with products that make it easier to live more sustainably
At IKEA we have loads of money-saving products and solutions to help you save energy and water, and reduce waste. They may seem like small things – but that’s the beauty of small actions: they all add up!
LED lighting
Water-saving taps
Hidden waste-sorting solutions
Energy-saving appliances
SUSTAINABLE LIFE AT HOME: SAVING ENERGY | SAVING WATER | WASTE & RECYCLING
SAVING ENERGY
New lighting possibilities
LED lighting is a breakthrough technology that we have fully embraced at IKEA. By 2016, all the lighting that we sell will be LED. It means that we’re gradually phasing out all other types of light bulbs. Don’t worry – you can use LED light bulbs in all your favorite lamps. And we’ll be able to bring you lots of new and exciting lighting possibilities as well.
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See why we’re making the switch to LED bulbs and lamps.
HÄGGÅS LED pendant lamp consumes up to 85% less energy and last 20 times longer than incandescent bulbs.
Considering LED for your home?
LED lighting has created many new design opportunities because the bulbs can be built into the lamps, allowing unique shapes that were not possible with traditional incandescent bulbs. LED bulbs produce a warm, white light, are cool-to-the-touch and can be more pleasing on the eye than many conventional energy-saving bulbs. See all LED lights
Girl holding a SPÖKA LED night light that is turned on and off by pressing the ghost’s head
DID YOU KNOW?
LED bulbs use up to 85% less energy than conventional bulbs and last up to 20 years
Saving energy with textiles
There are lots of simple ways to save energy at home and a couple of them only require a trip to the store. Since many homes lose heat through the floors, area rugs are the unsung heroes of low-cost, quick-fix energy solutions. See all area rugs
You can also save energy and regulate indoor temperatures by using textiles to insulate your window and door openings. Curtains block the hot sun in summer and help keep the heat inside during winter. See all curtains
Using textiles is an easy way to save keep your house cool in the summer; warm in the winter
Using rugs and curtains can help you regulate the temperature in the summer and winter.
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Reduce your water usage up to 50% by installing an IKEA bathroom tap
Let’s all do our part to save water, a precious resource we all share.
SAVING WATER
Tapping into more ways to use less water
Experts say that less than three percent of the water on Earth is fresh water. We can all contribute to conserving this precious, shared resource. That’s why we offer kitchen taps that reduce water consumption by up to 30%, bathroom taps that reduce consumption up to 50%, and we have improved the water efficiency of many of our dishwashers and washing machines.
Use the IKEA PS VÅLLÖ to capture water for your plants
GOOD TO KNOW
Save the water you use to rinse vegetables in and water your plants with it
IKEA kitchen taps save up to 30% on your water usage
More ways to use less water
Switching to one of our kitchen or bathroom taps can reduce your water usage by up to 50%. What’s the secret? Well, a pressure compensating aerator, a little device inside the faucet that adds a little bit of air to help you save water and hopefully money, too.
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WASTE & RECYCLING
Using resources in a smart way
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 next! See more waste-sorting solutions
Preventing waste is something we can all do
We have lots of solutions to help with sorting and preventing waste.
RATIONELL recycling series lets you customize your recycling
Create your own recycling solution
Local recycling systems around the world can be very different, which is why we made a modular system that you can customise. This space-saving system helps you separate your recyclables in a way that works for you. The bins are easy to lift and carry, and the lids lock in odours. See all products in RATIONELL series
RETUR recycling solution is great for small spaces
Get creative with ways to sort
Great for small spaces, or when there’s no room under the sink, we made the RETUR freestanding solution in three different sizes. Made from easy-clean plastic, they all have built-in handles so they’re easy to lift and transport. See RETUR waste-sorting bins
3 easy ways to prevent food waste
EASY WAYS TO PREVENT FOOD WASTE
Storing your food so you can see it makes it easier to come up with menu ideas!
Stack and store
We tend to eat what we see. As soon as you get home from the grocery store, put cereal, pasta and other dry goods in see-through or marked containers for easy-to-find menu ideas. See all IKEA 365+ jars
Preserving nature’s bounty is a delicious way to feed your family
Preserve
A trip to the farmer’s market can easily turn into preserves for the year. Our KORKEN series containers are made from at least 40% recycled glass and can store your grandmother’s spiced chutney recipe when plums are in season. See all KORKEN jars
Saving leftovers help you save money in your food budget
Cook and save
Leftovers are great but who wants to eat spicy black bean soup five nights in a row? Make weekly dinner menus and store leftovers in the freezer for lunch another day. See all IKEA 365+ food containers
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