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Reduce food waste at home

One way to reduce our climate impact is by minimising waste. There are many ways to do this, from using only what we need, to creating a recycling station at home. Re-using leftovers also helps. Remember, every little bit counts.

The hand of a person lowering a long string of potato peel into a HÅLLBAR bin containing organic kitchen waste.
A round piece of whole grain dark flatbread decorated with potatoes and leaves on a brass tray.

Roughly a third of the food produced for human consumption worldwide every year gets lost or wasted.

Have you ever cooked just the right amount of pasta?

Thought so. But thanks to IKEA 365+ food containers you can turn that excess pasta into delicious leftovers. The snap-and-lock lid prevents spills and creates an aroma-tight seal, so the food stays fresh for longer. This means less waste and more satisfaction.

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The hands of a person using a wooden spoon to scrape tomato sauce from a square glass food container into a saucepan.
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Let’s talk trash

We’ve started a journey to not only produce plastic products from industrial waste but also from household waste. The first of these products is HÅLLBAR waste bin which is used to separate waste and take care of recycling in people’s homes.

Two HÅLLBAR bins in a kitchen drawer recycling station. One contains a paper bag of organic waste and the other PET bottles.

Make your own bottled water from a natural source. The tap.

Plastic waste pollution is a matter of real concern for all of us, not to mention the emission of greenhouse gases from transportation. So, next time you feel like grabbing a bottle of spring water from some far-away well, don’t. Instead, bottle your own water using the durable IKEA 365+ bottle.

Many brands of bottled water are really just tap water – and often at 2,000 times the price. So why not refill your bottle from the tap to save both plastic and money.

If the current trend continues, there will be more plastic than fish in the world’s oceans by 2050. 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.

Phasing out single-use plastic

By phasing out packaging plastic we aim to reduce plastic waste and pollution and drive the industry to develop packaging solutions centred around renewable and recycled materials. The phase-out will happen in steps, starting with all new products by 2025, and the rest of the range by 2028.

Read more on the IKEA global brand site
A close-up of a bunch of eleven paper straws. The straws are brown on the outside and white on the inside.
Read more on the IKEA global brand site