PLUMSA Storage basket, white/black, 11 l
PLUMSA Storage basket, white/black, 11 l
PLUMSA Storage basket, white/black, 11 l
PLUMSA Storage basket, white/black, 11 l

The plastic coating on the inside protects against moisture.

Article Number603.635.78

Product details

The plastic coating on the inside protects against moisture.Designer

S Edholm/L Ullenius

Article Number603.635.78
  • Fabric:100% polyester
    Handle:Grain leather from cattle
    Hand wash, cold (30°C).Do not bleach.Do not tumble dry.Do not iron.Do not dryclean.
  • We want to have a positive impact on the planet. That is why by 2030, we want all materials in our products to be recycled or renewable, and sourced in responsible ways.

Measurements

Height: 28 cm

Diameter: 25 cm

Volume: 11 l

  • PLUMSA
    Storage basketArticle no.603.635.78

    Width: 20 cm

    Height: 3 cm

    Length: 24 cm

    Weight: 0.14 kg

    Package(s): 1

Reviews

3.4(5)
PLUMSA Storage basket, white/black, 11 l

Our take on polyester

Polyester is a durable, wrinkle-resistant and easy-care material that is ideal for many home furnishing products like rugs, pillows, quilts and cushions. The downside to virgin polyester is that it is made from oil, coal or natural gas. This means that when we use virgin polyester, we are exhausting the planet’s natural resources. Our response to this, is to replace all virgin polyester with recycled in our products. In 2020, we achieved the milestone of replacing 79% of the virgin polyester used in IKEA textile products and will accelerate the transformation towards the aim of only using recycled polyester throughout the product range where polyester is used.

At any given moment, Lina is involved in making almost 45-50 products in various stages of the development process. She keeps track of all of these products and those being created in other IKEA departments like the bedroom and living room. It’s part of making sure the storage pieces are different from one another but still work well with other products like shelving units and drawers. “It’s like this puzzle of knowing what’s coming, keeping up with styles and trends and trying to make unique products.” At the same time as PLUMSA baskets, she was working on another basket, too. She says she really loved the other basket because it was going to look like an old-fashioned apple basket made from poplar and pine with a leather handle on each side.

A puzzling leather problem

All was well until the product development team encountered their first puzzle. They realised the leather handles would make the basket too expensive. The puzzle was easily solved; they could just use another material. But there was a new, even more challenging puzzle! Before they could inform the factory that they were going to use a different handle, they received word that the leather was already bought and waiting to be used. “We didn’t want to throw away the money or the leather, so we said ‘Ok, lets’ try to do something else.’” Almost instantly, Lina had an idea.

A time for resourceful creativity

Lina already knew how PLUMSA baskets would look and what the design would be—and realised leather handles would work perfectly. More than a pretty decorative detail, the handles make both sizes easier to carry. They give the smaller basket a hook-friendly hanging function, too. Ta-dah! Nothing would be thrown away. “Everything just happened really quick. We probably didn’t do everything by the book, but we still have two nice baskets that can be used for more than laundry. It could be storage next to your sofa and the small one is beautiful in the bathroom, kitchen or hallway.” Although all the pieces came together just right with PLUMSA, not every IKEA product becomes a puzzle. But when we’re challenged with one, we see it as an opportunity for creative thinking, just like Lina did.

Virgin vs recycled polyester

Originally, all polyester was made from oil-based raw materials which are not renewable but we are switching to only using recycled polyester. The good thing is that polyester can be recycled over and over, without negatively affecting the quality of our products. When we make products from recycled polyester, we give a second life to material that is not biodegradable and reduce the amount that may otherwise end up in landfill or the ocean. Instead, PET and other sources of polyester are used to make textiles, storage boxes, kitchen fronts and even lamps. Recycled polyester is just as good as virgin polyester in terms of looks, quality and function, and produces about 50% less in CO2 emissions. And the material is just as clean and safe in every way.

Some challenges with recycled polyester

Recycled polyester makes us less dependent on oil. The amount we convert, is equal to the amount of virgin fossil fuel we eliminate from our polyester raw material (this excludes potential dyeing and other post recycled polyester production treatments). With some exceptions, the challenge is not the conversion of polyester into recycled itself, but to make it available to everyone by keeping it affordable. Buying low environmental impact products often comes with a higher price tag. We want to change that by working to make recycled polyester products more affordable and accessible to the many people.

Only recycled polyester

IKEA is committed to end the dependency on virgin fossil materials and only use renewable or recycled materials by 2030. We are accelerating this movement for polyester in our range and aim to replace all virgin polyester in our textile products with recycled. In 2020, IKEA replaced 79% of the virgin polyester used in IKEA textile products with recycled polyester. In volume, this means we converted 130,000 metric tonnes of recycled polyester, and saved 200,000 tonnes of virign polyester. We haven’t reached our 100% goal yet, but we have come far and overcome many obstacles on the way. These volumes make us a leader in converting to recycled polyester and we hope that our decisions can inspire and motivate whole industries to change.

Responsible sourcing

At IKEA, we demand that all recycled polyester used in IKEA products shall come from recyclers that are compliant with the Global Recycled Standard and traceability is secured to the IKEA product through requirements toward the IKEA Suppliers. By only using recycled polyester that meets the Global Recycled Standards we manage to secure social, environmental and chemical practices at the recycler’s production. We believe that the GRS standard is the best standard on the market today. We work with our partners and textile organisations such as Textile Exchange to further improve standards on recycled materials, including traceability of material beyond the recycling units.

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Material

What is polyester?

Polyester is a durable, quick-drying and insulating material that is optimal to use for textiles and as filling in pillows, quilts and furniture. The material is made from crude oil – a limited resource. Since IKEA doesn’t want to contribute to more virgin oil being used, we are now gradually switching to recycled and traceable polyester from sources like PET bottles. What’s nice is that polyester can be recycled over and over, without changing or losing its great qualities.

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PLUMSA

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