19 Oct '11, 10am

Just how green is Swedish retail giant #IKEA?

Just how green is Swedish retail giant #IKEA?

Few are the people who eagerly anticipate a trip to IKEA, the cheap, stylish Swedish furniture retailer, which with revenues of $23.1billion in 2010 and staff numbering more than 127,000, has grown to the size of a small country over the past five decades. Visits to IKEA’s giant, out-of-town stores can be headache-inducing, divorce-breeding, stressathons, yet they have become an integral part of modern life for students, young professionals and homeowners from Dubai to Durham. So should we be among them? On the plus side, the company is doing pretty much everything it can to make its products, and stores, as energy-efficient and sustainably produced as possible as part of its programme of ‘neverending improvements’. The flat-packs that make it so easy to lug furniture home? They also mean that the company can transport more furniture from factory to store at a time, reduci...

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