We Say Yes to Waste Less
IKEA is proud to support Singapore’s drive towards a Zero Waste Nation, as a partner of the National Environment Agency.
Since 2019, we are removing all single-use plastics from our home furnishing range. You can also find disposables made from 100% renewable resources - such as bamboo, paper, wood and bagasse (a waste product of sugar production!).
Join us in reducing waste, and start living a sustainable lifestyle. Imagine the positive impact we can make together.
All you need to sort and reduce your waste
Even when you live frugally, there’s always a certain amount of household waste, often from food and packaging. It starts with an easy-to-pick-up habit in our everyday lives to reduce our waste.
- Keep a bottle handy. Grab your beverage to go with our durable IKEA 365+ bottles. Fill 'em with cold water, a refreshing smoothie or freshly squeezed juice! The lid strap makes the bottle easy to carry just about anywhere.
- Sorting is easier if each type of recyclable material has a dedicated container – so less waste goes to landfill. Your home can also be tidier with both freestanding and built-in options to sort your waste.
Use rechargeable batteries.
Always looking for working batteries? You can even reduce costs and waste by switching to rechargeable batteries, especially if you are a frequent user of traditional alkaline ones.
Bright ideas to reduce your energy waste and household bills
Lighting plays a crucial role in our homes, and it also affects your interior decoration. Without light, how can we set the mood and ambience of our living spaces?
You can make a direct impact on electricity use — and your household bills — with your appliances and lighting.
Find alternatives for takeaways
We Singaporeans love to dabao our food but, too often, we eat our takeaways out of cheap styrofoam or plastic containers that land in rubbish bins.
Why not bring an IKEA 365+ food container on your next trip to the hawker centre? Eat what you can and take leftovers home to freeze for another day. Alternatives take a little more effort but go a long way to reducing waste.
Little steps add up to a big difference
We have lots of products that can help you reduce throw-away plastics and other disposables. Why not try them in your everyday lives?
Sip with reusable straws
Take care of our environment and give plastic a miss. UPPSLUKAD stainless steel drinking straws can be used over and over again – and are easy to clean with the included brush.
Stock up on reusable bags
Singaporeans throw away about 2.5 billion plastic shopping bags every year. Bringing a reusable bag on shopping trips would allow each of us to save an estimated 125 plastic bags a year. The stylish KNALLA series has you covered for shopping sprees of all kinds.
Pioneering goody bags
If you really need a plastic bag, go for ISTAD, made with (85%) renewable material from the sugar cane industry. Sturdy enough to wash out and use again with a seal that keeps contents fresh.
Net bags for veggies and fruits
Rather than using flimsy plastic bags to bundle up broccoli and apples at the grocery store, keep KUNGSFORS net bags handy to stock up on fresh veggies and fruits. They let your groceries snuggle more comfortably, and can be reused multiple times in place of plastic shopping bags.
Our Singapore stores set ambitious goals for creating a positive impact on people and the planet. Here’s just a few things we are doing:
Using Waste a Resource
At IKEA, sustainability is built into our products from the start. We look for new ways to use recycled materials and harvest “leftovers” on our factory floors to make new products. Our goal is to source all of our major materials from more sustainable sources by 2020.