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I have 25 years’ experience in advocacy, policy research, thought leadership and campaigning on a wide variety of sustainability, energy and environmental issues. I was Head of Climate Change for the Environment Agency, providing advice to Government on climate change mitigation and adaptation. I have worked for a number of leading NGOs & government agencies, including successful advocacy for the Green Investment Bank at Green Alliance, global aviation research for the Committee on Climate Change, and more recently leading policy and advocacy for the Finance Innovation Lab.

IKEA to use renewable & recycled materials by 2030

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IKEA, the world’s biggest furniture retailer, plans to use only renewable and recycled materials in its products by 2030, in the latest commitment by a global store group to reducing its impact on the environment.

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Ikea Sustainability Manager Lena Pripp-Kovac said that they will will design all products from the very beginning to be re-purposed, repaired, reused, resold and recycled.
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This is great news from IKEA. Would you support IKEA's vision and choose it over other companies?
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To be honest it's not good enough. They need to use biodegradable material to begin with. Recycling plastic only delays the inevitable
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It is still all about consumption though. If you want to save the environment, stop consuming unnecessary stuff.
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Well that's commendable but are they going to insist on decent livable wages for the people who work in their supply chains? I think not.
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Rubbish . Every one and every government and company promises things about 20 or 25 years ahead . Nothing will change . Unless consumers stop buying things that are not environmental safe. But try to find substitutes is a challenge . We can try .
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Yes I think more companies should follow suit. My thinking and actions have changed from picking up other peoples garbage on my dog walks to being very angry at corporate businesses who do nothing to help in the effort to reduce the amount of waste our species create. Packaging is a big bone of contention for me.
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Apple's already doing just that. Say what you will, but their approach to circular economics is among the most impressive I've ever seen in a company, and they even recycle plastics. Also, their new HQ is practically green in every way.
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This is great news, my only question is, why not sooner???
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so 2030 it is ! i'll keep the date. i can wait until they're ready.
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WAY TO GO!!! But why wait - or what are we to expect in the process?
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I really can't agree on the poor quality point here. I like their style and have many items (big and small) in my house which not only hasn't broken for many years but also survived several moves. I've seen more expensive furniture break sooner. And it's all so practical and well thought. With this new, even if late, approach to save the environment I like them even more.
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