The recipe for a low-waste kitchen
"As a family, we have saved on average approximately $70 in our fortnightly grocery bills. These handy VARIERA shelf dividers have really saved us time, money and increased our shelf space. My husband and I have learned to be creative with our meals and we use as much as we have in the pantry, before doing additional grocery shops."
- Nirosha, Sydney
Did you know...
Putting leftovers and extra portions in the freezer is great, but don't let them get lost in the abyss. Label your leftovers with dates so you don't leave food safety to chance.
Save on landfill
“The HÅLLBAR bin system which we implemented, helped us sort our rubbish and make sure we are only sending to landfill, things that we couldn’t be reusing or recycling. It’s really been helpful I’ve noticed that our rubbish going out each week has reduced and is a lot smaller than when we started.”
- Erika, Newcastle
Did you know...
Our water saving initiative also includes improving our water efficiency across the whole production process, whether it’s at our suppliers, distribution centres or stores.
Meet the family committed to reduce waste
Meet our Sydney family passionate about urban farming
Residing in Sydney’s south west, Nirosha, her husband Anil, their two daughters Charlotte and Georgina, plus dog Robert, are balancing their lifestyle where city meets urban farming.
Living sustainably is key for Nirosha, where she strives to pass the message to her children through their favourite household activities - gardening, cooking and recycling!
The family’s aquarium often doubles as a water source for their backyard and plants, which is rich in nutrients and good bacteria, promoting healthy, fast and lush growth.
Our Interior designer Rizal worked closely with the family to add new ideas and sustainable solutions that easily work with their routines.
Follow their journey on Instagram @IKEA_GreenerLiving_Sydney
Inspired by the impact of our families? Join the Sustainable Everyday Living program of challenges for you and your household. Together, we can show that when we all make small changes, we make a big difference.
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