Top tips for sustainable living
The new Better World Starts At Home movement shows that we all have the power to reduce our impact on the environment. Here are some simple ideas to get you started.
Our small steps add up to a big difference
IKEA has a goal: to inspire and enable 1 billion people to live a better life within the planet’s limits. It’s a big aim, but it’s about making small changes. “Using more sustainable options – whether it’s switching to LED light bulbs or growing your own vegetables in the garden – often has added benefits, like saving time or money,” says Joanna Yarrow, IKEA head of sustainable and healthy living.
Going vegetarian three days a week could cut your carbon footprint by 9%. IKEA veggie balls are just one tasty way to do something good for the planet.
The space-saving VARIERA modular recycling system is made out of recycled plastic – to recycle plastic in! By 2030, we aim to only use renewable or recycled materials in all IKEA products.
Time to take action
“Together, we have the power to make a difference – it’s exciting,” says Joanna. To find 75 easy ideas for eco living, download the new Better Living app. “It shows how much energy, carbon or water you’re saving in real time, and you can build a social support network. There’s a lot we can do together!”
You can halve your carbon footprint, just by using what’s already available. It’s a win-win – making life better for all of us as individuals, while having a positive impact on the planet.”
Joanna Yarrow, IKEA head of sustainable and healthy living
Download the Better Living app for more ideas and inspiration