Web Exclusive | June 2019
Ikea to use recycled polyester in textile products by 2020
Ikea is taking another step to be more environmentally conscious. Currently, the company announced plans to use only recycled polyester in textile products, rather than making new polyester each time, by 2020. That’s a big deal, because it’s part of Ikea’s plan to become a circular business, meaning that materials are recycled rather than being chucked away and there’s no waste produced.
By switching from virgin polyester to recycled, Ikea will help lower greenhouse gas emissions, save energy, and decrease pollution of landfills and oceans.
At the moment, 50 per cent of the brand’s textile products are made of recycled polyester, but in the next few months Ikea plans to make this 100 per cent.