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Guides to more sustainable living

Reducing waste, saving energy and water, plus taking care of what you already have – a few ways to conserve resources and perhaps even save money at home. Your small, everyday actions all add up. So here are some ideas to get you started.

Recycling bins on a green shelving unit with cabinet against a gray wall next to a rack from which hang carrier bags.
Recycling bins on a green shelving unit with cabinet against a gray wall next to a rack from which hang carrier bags.

How to save energy at home

Energy is usually a major expense for every household. Fortunately, there are some easy things you can do to use your energy smarter – and sometimes to cut the costs too.

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How to manage waste at home

A certain amount of waste is simply a fact of life. But there are ways to reduce the amount of waste you generate at home, which can help you to save on resources – and get a well-organized home at the same time.

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A person disposes of household waste by sorting food scraps into a HÅLLBAR waste sorting bin in a drawer with four bins.
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How to save water at home

In many areas, fresh water can be a scarce resource. With some simple household products and habits, you can cut down on what goes to waste.

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How to give furniture a longer life

Are you sure that piece of furniture has no further use? This guide looks at how to prolong the life – and maximize the value – of what you already own.

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How to use less and reuse more

For many disposable products, there’s often a reusable alternative. And that can be more economical, as well as less wasteful.

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On a wooden chopping board, a person covers a glass of chopped watermelon with a reusable silicone ÖVERMÄTT food cover.
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How to eat more sustainably

The choices that you make around food can make a difference. Luckily, smart food options can also be tasty ones!

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A person sprinkles chopped green herbs on to HUVUDROLL plant balls in a IKEA 365+ frying pan on a hob.
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