BRUSSELS, Nov. 25, 2021 (PPI Europe) -IKEA has committed to phasing out plastic from consumer packaging solutions. The move will be done in stages, starting with all new product lines by 2025 and the group’s existing range of products by 2028.
IKEA, which spends over Euro 1 billion ($1.1 billion) on some 920,000 tonnes of packaging material on an annual basis, has already decreased the amount of plastic used in packaging to less than 10% of the total volume. In closing the remaining gap by removing plastics from consumer packaging, the firm will continue the movement towards only using renewable or recycled materials.
“Phasing out plastic in consumer packaging is the next big step on our journey to make packaging solutions more sustainable and support the overall commitment to reduce plastic pollution and develop packaging from renewable and recycled materials. The shift will happen progressively over the coming years and mainly be focusing on paper as it is both recyclable, renewable and widely recycled across the world,” IKEA packaging and identification manager Erik Olsen said in a statement.