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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.

A blue FRAKTA bag with the "Say Yes to Waste Less Logo". Tagline on top left corner reads "Choose to reuse". The bottom left corner shows the Say Yes to Waste Less and IKEA logos.
A person pours coffee into the ENKELSPARIG water bottle.

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.
A person using the LADDA rechargable batteries that are connected to the wall socket.

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.

Learn more about LADDA rechargable batteries
SOLHETTA LED lightbulbs in different shapes and sizes hanging from the top against a green background.

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.

Planet Positive

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:

The hand of a person lowering a long string of potato peel into a HÅLLBAR bin containing organic kitchen waste.

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.

More about the IKEA Sustainability Strategy
We recycle an average 71% of the packaging waste produced within our operation – an ‘exemplary’ effort that earned IKEA Alexandra an award from the National Environment Agency in 2017. IKEA Tampines became the first commercial restaurant in the country to recycle tetra packs, and the store also sent out more than 18,000 kilograms of used coffee grounds last year to be turned into soil conditioners for local farms.
Eliminating Disposable Bags: In 2013, we were the first retailer in Singapore to eliminate disposable plastic shopping bags and offer reusable ones instead for an affordable price. We donated $200,000 from our savings to start an Eco School program together with our long-term partners at the World Wildlife Fund. Our blue FRAKTA bags have become iconic!
Renewable Energy: IKEA Alexandra became the first commercial building in Singapore to introduce a solar cooling system on its rooftop, reducing the store’s energy consumption by 24%. IKEA Tampines has solar PV panels powers that feed renewable energy directly into the store.
Our TÅNUM is a rug made from leftover fabric from our bed linen production.