07 Jun '18, 3pm

IKEA to Phase Out Single-Use Plastics by 2020

Swedish furniture giant IKEA announced a slew of commitments to encourage sustainable living, including a pledge to remove all single-use plastics from its product range globally and from its restaurants by 2020. The plastics ban will apply to its 363 stores worldwide, owner Inter IKEA said Thursday. IKEA joins a growing list of major retailers taking action against disposable items such as plastic drinking straws , cups and bags, which accumulate in the environment and leach into our oceans and harm marine life. Last month , the European Union announced plans to phase out single-use plastics in an effort to stop ocean pollution. Among other measures announced today, IKEA plans to increase plant-based choices for its range of meals and snacks, including a veggie hot dog launching globally in August 2018; achieve zero emissions home deliveries by 2025; and to use only renew...

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