We continuously challenge ourselves to develop new ways of working with wood, to make sure we use the material as mindfully and efficiently as possible. This goes for virgin wood as well as recycled. As part of our commitment to becoming a circular business, we are working hard to increase the amount of recycled wood used in IKEA products. By 2030, at least one third of all wood used in IKEA products will be recycled.
Wood that was used in furniture, buildings or pallets can, and should, be used again.
In general, throwing away the material in wood-based products when they reach the end of their current purpose is a waste of resources. By reclaiming and using more recycled wood in our products we will help reduce unnecessary wood waste, keep storing carbon in the wood material for even longer and reduce pressure on the world’s forests.
At IKEA, we’re working together with different partners to raise awareness and support the need for more development of critical infrastructure to increase wood recycling. We also support research and development projects finding new ways to work with recycled material to make sure it is used as efficiently as possible.