Our niece, nephews and petsARMINDAOur niece, nephews and pets play in it. It's a favorite toy.5
Bought for our great-grandson's firstTheresaBought for our great-grandson's first birthday. He's going to have a great time playing with this item.5
tentrosemariemy kid loves it. she thinks of it as her room5
Just okDonnaMy 2 year old daughter LOVES this, however it’s not so sturdy and collapses easily, which is great when putting it away but not when she’s playing in it. She doesn’t care though so for $12 it’s worth it.3
Not Just for KidsEMILYWe bought this for our cat along with the tunnel and she goes ballistic in it. Plus it's a great place for her to hide when she doesn't want to be out with people.5
HideoutLINDAMy 14 month old grandson loves his “hideout”!5
Great!AndreaOur little one (16 months) loves this toy! She loves playing in the tunnel and connecting play area. Would recommend to any friend who has small kids. It is a bit tricky to fold, but once you get a hold of it, it's very easy to fold after the first time.5
Not Just for ChildrenElizabethI purchased the BUSA for my two small grandchildren to go along with the tube that I already had. It is now my cat's play area more so than the children's.5
Fun!JENNIFERThe kids really enjoy playing in this.5
My 2yr old loves this.AmandaMy 2yr old loves this. So great thar it attached to the tubes.5
little tent hideawayStaceygrandkids love to sit and lay in this little getaway5
My son loves itLuisMy son loves it5
Very good price. My babySujeongVery good price. My baby loves it.5
ong noigood i will buy one more tunnel but hard to fold. we need instructions to fold it small. but it is very good.5
My 11 month old loves it!MellyJellyWe love to play with this. The holes are large enough that even I can squeeze inside and we can play peek a boo through the little windows.5
Great for small spacesTiffanyRiehmBought this for our toddler for hanukkah and he loves it. The best part is that it folds up small when not in use. A great value too.5
FunCatskiPurchased 2 with the tunnels for my dogs. They love them.5
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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.
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.
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.
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.