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SUSTAINABLE LIFE AT HOME

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At IKEA, we believe that a healthy and sustainable life is for everyone, no matter who you are or what your life looks like.At IKEA, we believe that a healthy and sustainable life is for everyone, no matter who you are or what your life looks like.At IKEA, we believe that a healthy and sustainable life is for everyone, no matter who you are or what your life looks like.
We believe that a healthy and sustainable life is for everyone, not a luxury for the few. We also believe it’s possible to live a good life within the limits of the planet. Take a look at how we are making a more sustainable life a bit easier.
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By 2030 our ambition is to inspire and enable more than 1 billion people to live a better everyday life within the limits of the planet
SUSTAINABLE LIFE AT HOME: SAVING ENERGY | SAVING WATER | WASTE & RECYCLING | HEALTHY LIVING
SAVING ENERGY
A brighter life at home with LED
In order to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gases, we have taken a stand against traditional incandescent lightbulbs and switched our entire lighting range to energy-efficient LEDs. This really does mean everything, from bright and accurate kitchen lighting to warm and cozy bedroom lighting. It also means energy savings, better light quality and lower environmental impact. Why not make the change to LEDs today? It’ll brighten up the future for your wallet. And the planet.
See all LED bulbs
LED lightbulb hanging from a black cord against a dark blue wall.
We’ve gone all-in! Now all the lighting we sell at IKEA is LED - better for your home and the environment.
Young girl wearing gray sweater lying in bed at night reading a book under a light
Introducing our brightest idea.
Lighting is a vital part of life at home. It makes our homes cozier and safer. But around 25% of the world’s energy consumption is used for lighting. That’s a lot. That’s why we introduced RYET, an LED bulb that consumes approximately 85% less energy than traditional incandescent bulbs and lasts up to 15,000 hours. That means you could read for an hour each night for the next 41 years! Not bad for a $0.99 investment.

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LEDs are so tiny they can be built into almost anything, creating loads of new design possibilities.
Lighting possibilities are endless with LED
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Changing to LED bulbs is an easy first step for a sustainable life.
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Better light, new designs and lower prices. Watch how we are fully embracing the LED lighting revolution.
A black KUNGSBACKA kitchen with marble inspired features with kitchen utensils and fresh herbs.
Save money and the planet, without leaving your home
Whether it’s hanging your clothes to dry, cooking on a high-speed induction cooktop or using energy-saving blinds, the little things can make a big difference. At IKEA, we have loads of products and solutions to make your home more sustainable. Because our ambition is simply to inspire and enable as many people as possible to live more sustainably and to make it easy and affordable.
A man preparing a vegetarian meal containing red and green peppers on the portable induction cooktop TILLREDA
The take-away cooktop for stay-at-home dinners
Life at home is fast paced. Instead of eating in the kitchen and sleeping in the bedroom, we now eat, sleep and play wherever we feel the most comfortable. With the portable, affordable, and extremely energy efficient TILLREDA induction cooktop, you can now cook up a storm without leaving the sofa.

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Induction cooktops are 50% quicker and more energy efficient than ceramic or radiant heat cooktops.
A man hanging laundry in the basement using the drying rack MULIG
The latest in energy-efficient clothes drying
We tricked you with that headline. Sorry. The MULIG is a lightweight and portable drying rack, designed for the most environmentally friendly clothes drying approach you will find anywhere. So, stop wasting money on your electricity bill and wearing out your clothes in the dryer and start drying your clothes the old-fashioned way.

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Tumble dryers are one of the home’s most energy-hungry appliances.
Over-washing clothing wastes water and energy and shortens their lifespan. Instead, try hanging garments out in fresh air to get another day’s wear out of them.
A young girl wearing a sweater looks out the window underneath the blinds
For these energy saving blinds, we went to the experts. Bees.
The HOPPVALS energy-saving cellular blinds were inspired by the honeycomb prismatic wax found in beehives. They create a layer of insulation that can reduce your heating costs by up to 20%, lowering the general light level and providing privacy. All for a price that doesn’t sting your wallet.

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Drawing your curtains closed at dusk can cut heat loss through your windows by around 10%.
SUSTAINABLE LIFE AT HOME: SAVING ENERGY | SAVING WATER | WASTE & RECYCLING | HEALTHY LIVING
SAVING WATER
Tapping into more ways to use less water
Less than 3% of the water on our planet is fresh. That’s why IKEA set about making kitchen and bathroom taps that reduce water consumption. As a wise man once said, you never know the worth of water until the well runs dry!
A pair of hands cupping water from a tap.
Water and energy saving showers
All our shower heads and hand showers are water and energy-efficient. This is achieved by a flow regulator, which reduces the water flow. Even though it delivers less water, you won’t notice any difference in the water pressure. You’ll save up to 30% water and energy compared to a shower without a flow regulator.
A bemused dog is being showered using a handheld shower head.A BROGRUND shower in a white tiled bathroom with green details.
Did you know?
By turning off the water while brushing your teeth you can save up to 10 gallons of water every day.
Great energy saving news for parents living with teenagers.
Water, water, everywhere, but only a tiny fraction of it is fresh. Heating such a precious commodity for daily rituals can incur even more cost. That’s why we have included the cold start function in PILKÅN. The cold-start function avoids hot water waste, saving up to 30% in energy. When you lift the lever straight up, only cold water is released, which means you only heat up water when you need it.
A young girl wearing a t-shirt cupping water from the bathroom faucet.A woman standing by the sink rinsing a bunch of radishes using the ÄLMAREN kitchen faucet.
Take some pressure off
The ÄLMAREN kitchen faucet is designed to reduce water consumption by up to 40% while maintaining pressure. This means you can lower your water usage and also your bills, and at the same time relieve some of the pressure to conserve our planet’s water.
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IKEA is just as committed to using water efficiently. We also work together with others to support sustainable water management in water-scarce regions and to increase people’s access to clean water.
A reusable IKEA 365+ plastic bottle being picked up from a brown leather bag.
Make your own bottled water from a natural source. The tap.
The build-up of plastic waste on our planet is a matter of real concern for all of us. So, next time you feel like grabbing a bottle of spring water from some far-away and exotic well, don’t. Instead, bottle your own water using the durable IKEA 365+ bottle. The planet and your conscience will thank you.
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Many brands of bottled water are really just tap water – and often at 2,000 times the price. So refill your bottle from the tap to save both plastic and money.
The current trend is that there will be more plastic than fish in the world’s oceans by 2050. To help stem the flow of plastic into the ocean, we have committed to eliminating single-use plastic from the IKEA product range and food outlets by 2020.
SUSTAINABLE LIFE AT HOME: SAVING ENERGY | SAVING WATER | WASTE & RECYCLING | HEALTHY LIVING
WASTE & RECYCLING
Using resources in a smart way
Recycling and preventing waste is something everybody can do – from small homes to big businesses. Preventing waste is a simple way to save money by only using what we need. And when we recycle, materials like paper, plastic and metal can be used again to make new products, instead of taking new resources out of the Earth. Who knows what your next egg carton or juice bottle could become next! See more waste-sorting solutions
Preventing waste is something we can all do
We have lots of solutions to help with sorting and preventing waste.
The contents of a can is being emptied and recycled in a drawer containing a VARIERA recycling system.
Let’s talk trash
VARIERA is a modular recycling system that you can customize to get a completely personal solution. The bins are easy to lift and carry, and the lids lock in odors. Made from 70% recycled plastic, VARIERA is good for both you and the planet!
See all products in VARIERA series
Two white, stacked waste bins filled with paper
Get creative with ways to sort
PLUGGIS waste sort­ing bin is compact, stackable and easy to clean. Consider one for every room to make recy­cling that much easier. Or why not stack two waste paper baskets and create a space efficient sorting station? See PLUGGIS waste sorting bin.
3 easy ways to prevent food waste
EASY WAYS TO PREVENT FOOD WASTE
Tomato sauce poured from an IKEA 365+ food container into a sauce pan placed on an induction cooktop
Have you ever cooked just the right amount of pasta?
We didn’t think 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 you store in the lunch box stays fresh for longer. This means less waste and more satisfaction, so next time you can cook the whole packet!
See all IKEA 365+ food containers
Preserving nature’s bounty is a delicious way to feed your family
Preserve
A trip to the farmer’s market can easily turn into preserves for the year. Our KORKEN series containers are made from at least 40% recycled glass and can store your grandmother’s spiced chutney recipe when plums are in season. See all KORKEN jars
Saving leftovers help you save money in your food budget
Cook and save
Leftovers are great but who wants to eat spicy black bean soup five nights in a row? Make weekly dinner menus and store leftovers in the freezer for lunch another day. See all IKEA 365+ food containers
Saving resources with rechargeable batteries
Making the switch to rechargeable batteries is a more sustainable alternative to disposable batteries. You’ll consume and throw away fewer batteries. With our new range of rechargeable batteries and battery chargers, it’s now more affordable and convenient than ever to use rechargeables at home.
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A selection of rechargable batteries of different sizes arranged on a desk.
Stay charged for longer
Our new rechargeable batteries can be charged up to 1500 times and are available in high and low energy capacities, so the most optimal battery can be chosen for a specific device. For example, a camera flash requires a lot of instant power, while a computer mouse consumes a lot less power for a longer period of time. Using the right battery means you don’t need to recharge them as often.
See our rechargeable batteries and chargers
SUSTAINABLE LIFE AT HOME: SAVING ENERGY | SAVING WATER | WASTE & RECYCLING | HEALTHY LIVING
A woman taking a bite of a pulled salmon sandwich.
Making a healthy life an easy choice
What does being healthy mean to you? For us, it’s about making smart everyday choices that are good for both your body and the environment. It’s about taking the bike instead of the car in your daily commute and activities. It’s about a day at your desk that’s actually good for your body and energy levels. It’s about the joy of seeing the seeds you planted grow into a mini-garden - because, in the end, even the small changes make a big difference.
We are proud to present these delicious salmon balls – a newcomer in our much loved family of (m)eatballs.
Salmon, a good part of a healthy diet
We are proud of our Swedish heritage and would like to inspire you to taste our responsibly sourced and deliciously prepared salmon dishes. Salmon makes for a tasty meal and a good part of a healthy diet. A couple of servings of fish every week, particularly the fatty kinds like salmon, will add important nutrients to your diet. Make sure to try our salmon balls – the newest member of our child-friendly (m)eatball family, up till now consisting of Swedish meatballs, chicken meatballs and the plant-based veggie balls – next time you visit your IKEA Restaurant.
Get the veggie ball rolling on reducing your carbon footprint.
Package of vegan veggie balls ALLEMANSRÄTTEN.
Few things are as synonymous with IKEA as the Swedish meatball. It’s as much part of our heritage as our most iconic pieces of furniture. In our efforts to create products that make it easier for you to make better and more sustainable everyday choices, we were determined to create a delicious alternative to the traditional meatball.
But why a meatball without meat? Well, plant-based foods need less resources, less water and less land to feed just as many. Producing a veggie ball makes a carbon footprint that's 20 times smaller compared to when producing a traditional meatball. So, surprise your taste buds and try the veggie balls next time you visit our IKEA Restaurant or IKEA Bistro.
A colorful plate containing a vegan dish and ALLEMANSRÄTTEN veggie balls.
By cutting meat and dairy products from your diet you could reduce the carbon footprint from your food by up to 73%.
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Let’s get nuts, with oats you can drink
MUNSBIT is a series of energy boosting snacks and smoothies that are perfect for keeping your tummy happy – whether you’re relaxing at home, or on the go. MUNSBIT oat smoothies are non-dairy and plant-based.
Try the new flavors of MUNSBIT series
Two bottles with apple/pear and blackcurrant/blueberry oat smoothies, shown together with glasses filled with smoothie.Wraps with smoked salmon shown together with a bag of natural nuts mixed with berries and raisins.
Two KRYDDA/VÄXER hydroponics indoor gardening kits with lush green herbs and lettuce
Grow your own organic garden at home
Gardening is proven to reduce stress levels. And by growing your own tasty vegetables and herbs from the privacy of your home, you also reduce financial stress. Using just water, light, seed and a few added ingredients, the KRYDDA VÄXER gardening kit will help you grow your own organic produce all year round.
See KRYDDA VÄXER Grow kit
Several small greenhouses with herbs and seedlings growing in plant pots.
A mini-garden at home
Help the color bloom inside your home with the simple SOCKER series - a clever, functional and decorative series for creating your own green spots at home. Whether for flowers, herbs or vegetables, the series includes a beautiful greenhouse, plant stands, a watering can and much more - letting you add greenery and maybe something good to eat.
See SOCKER greenhouse
A woman standing by a height adjustable white desk and beside the desk a black trolley with three shelves.
Take a stand
No more long days just sitting and working. We’ve rethought what makes for a healthier way to be your productive best. With our BEKANT and SKARSTA work desks you can find your comfort zone by adjusting to different heights for either sitting or standing. Alternating between these positions is proven to help you both work and feel better.
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