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Recycled Plastic Based Furniture Line

IKEA is using recycled plastic bottles to build their new furniture line.

The Culture Wire Review
The Culture Wire Review
GenderMale, Female, Others
Age BracketYoung Adults, Grown-ups
GeographyNorth America, Europe

Plastic has always acted as an obstruction to attain sustainability on earth. One of the largest polluting products is ‘plastic bottles’. This problem was turned into a solution by the furniture brand, IKEA. In an effort to achieve sustainability, they decided to use plastic bottles to manufacture their furniture items. Their efforts form part of a circular economy based on the principle of recovery, recycle and regenerate.

IKEA is now selling a new kitchen design in which all the cabinets are constructed from recycled bottles and timber. It’s called the KUNGSBACKA and was designed and built in partnership with design studio Form Us With Love. Every 40 x 80cm unit is made up of 25 plastic bottles and reclaimed industrial wood. The brand has also launched a range of products like chairs etc. made partially of recycled plastic.

“A plastic bottle is not waste, it is a resource. And most importantly, this kitchen proves that these materials can be used for household goods in large-scale production,” said Jonas Pettersson, Form Us With Love, CEO in a press release.

Eyeing the future of furniture being sustainable, IKEA is also planning to start a new venture of renting out furniture whereby customers can sell their products back for recycling. The company also aims to phase out single-use plastic by 2020 from its global home furniture range worldwide. Single-use plastic articles offered in restaurants, bistros, and cafes will be replaced by more sustainable disposables.

References – WEFORUM and UPCYCLIST

The Culture Wire Review
There has been a rise in environmental concerns globally. Every major brand is beginning to realize their role in the protection of the environment. Many brands have achieved, and many are committed to achieving the most eco-friendly models and products for their businesses. IKEA's recycled bottles based furniture is just one of the example of the long list of corporate movements to reduce global pollution.


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