Guides to more sustainable, eco-friendly living
Reducing waste, saving energy and water, plus taking care of what you already have – these are a few ways to conserve resources and perhaps save money at home. Your small, everyday actions all add up.
So here are some ideas to get you started. And we can make an impact, together.
Turning waste into mattresses – for a second life
Do you know: we have some mattresses made from sustainable or recyclable materials? The ticking and inner cover of the ÅKREHAMN foam mattress is made of recycled polyester.
When we make products from recycled polyester, PET bottles and other non-biodegradable sources of polyester get a new life in products like mattresses, pillows, storage boxes, kitchen fronts and even lamps.
When using them, you get to enjoy exactly the same quality and function. And naturally, they’re just as clean and safe in every way.
And perhaps the very best part – you contribute to using less new raw materials too.
Bamboo – a sustainable material
IKEA products that feature bamboo are mainly made from two parts of the plant - the bottom and the middle. Lamellae are used for panels in accessories and furniture, and wickers are used for handicraft techniques such as rolling and weaving.
Renewable, recyclable, water-resistant and durable, bamboo is one of the world's fastest-growing and self-regenerating raw materials. It even produces twice as much oxygen as other wood species.
There's so much more to bamboo than what we think there is.