Phasing out single-use plastic

IKEA food containers, cups, straws and cutlery made from 100% renewable materials.

Phasing out single-use plastic

We want to contribute to a world without waste and enable people to make more sustainable choices. The ambition that all plastic used in the IKEA home furnishing range will be based on renewable or recycled material by 2030 is an important part of our sustainability strategy, People and Planet Positive.

Phasing out single-use plastic from the home furnishing range and from our restaurants, cafes and bistros is one of many things we’ll do to contribute towards reducing plastic pollution from single use items. As part of our commitment to people and the planet, we phased out all single-use plastic products from the global home furnishing range in January 2020.

Eating ice cream on the go is messy without disposables! This film introduces our new, more sustainable food containers.

More sustainable food containers

Watch this film to see the new and more sustainable disposables for our restaurants, cafes, and bistros. They are made from paper from sustainably managed forests and cane sugar – renewable sources that are better for both people and the planet. A more sustainable way to handle food on the go!

“Removing single-use plastic from our home furnishing range and from our restaurants, cafes and bistros is an important step to help our customers and our company contribute to a world without waste.”

Brendan Seale, Head of Sustainability, IKEA Retail Canada
IKEA wooden fork and knife disposables lying on a wooden bench.

Wooden cutlery

We are replacing plastic cutlery with recyclable forks, spoons, and knives made from responsibly sourced wood.

A dozen white IKEA paper straws lying on a wooden bench.

Sustainable paper straws

The new straws in our restaurants, bistros and cafes are made from paper from sustainably managed forests. And you can use these at home too – they will be available to buy in our stores and online.

Facts & figures

  • By 2020, single-use plastic products will be removed from the IKEA home furnishing range globally
  • Today, more than 60% of the IKEA product range is based on renewable materials
  • By 2030, we aim to end our dependency on virgin fossil materials
  • We recycled more than 73% of the waste in all our* stores in 2018

* Ingka Group stores. Ingka Group is the largest IKEA franchisee with 367 stores in 30 markets.