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ISTAD – A pioneering goody bag

Can 1.4 billion re-sealable plastic bags make a difference? We hope so, as we proudly present our first ever large-scale bioplastic product. It’s the all-round plastic bag ISTAD that is now made mostly of a renewable material from the sugarcane industry. The shift is expected to save about 75,000 barrels of oil yearly and will significantly reduce CO2 emissions.

A gathering of several re-sealable plastic bags floating in the air with mist below them.
A gathering of several re-sealable plastic bags floating in the air with mist below them.

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It’s mind-blowing to see how we use everything from the sugarcanes, there is no waste
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Minh Nguyen Hoang, Category Manager Plastic Products, IKEA of Sweden


And, although bioplastic costs more to produce than conventional plastic, it won’t show on the price tag. At IKEA we believe that everyone, not just a few, should be able to afford making sustainable choices.


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    Being made from sugarcanes, the bioplastic in ISTAD is both renewable and recyclable.


    Plastic that truly is fantastic

    Being the first large-scale IKEA product made of bioplastic, ISTAD is an important step towards our goal of only using renewable or recycled plastics in our home furnishing products – while maintaining the same low price and good quality. As we add products made from more sustainable plastics to our range, we hope to inspire others to do the same.


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