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5 easy ways to be kind to the world (and your wallet)

We all want to do our part for the planet wherever we can, but a lot of us don't know how, and even more of us have believed the rumour that living sustainably is expensive.

Spoiler alert: there’s loads of ways we can all help that actually save us money.

Below, we’ve highlighted 5 ways you can focus on buying more sustainably while helping the planet (and your wallet) at the same time.

🎍1. Where you can, buy bamboo. It’s not just recyclable, but versatile and strong, too. We try to use bamboo wherever possible at IKEA. One of our favourites is the IKEA 365 with bamboo lids that you can use as trivets!

🚮 2. Avoid single use plastic. The less in landfill, the better! To give you a helping hand with that, we’re replacing all single-use plastic with different kinds of sustainable plastic. Currently, about 55% of the materials we use are renewable and 17% are recycled. The goal is to reach a combined total of 100% by 2030. You can read more about it here.

 3. Choose quality. Sometimes spending a little extra means saving a lot more in the long run. Choosing items with quality warranties means you can rest easy knowing, if anything goes wrong, someone’s got your back. Have a look at our IKEA warranties here.

🛋 4. Give new life to your existing furnitureWhen you’ve had something like a bedside table or a living room shelving unit for so long that they feel like part of the family, it can be easy to just want to get rid of them and buy a brand new one. With a splash of paint, some new accessories and a houseplant, you might fall back in love with it. If you’re really done with something, consider selling it back to us. You’ll receive in-store credit to spend on something else, and we'll resell your furniture in our Circular hub (As-Is). Somebody will love it in their home!

❤️ 5. Adopt pre-loved furniture. This one’s pretty self-explanatory: the less you buy new, the less has to get made. And that’s great for the planet. Remember our As-Is department in IKEA stores? They’re now IKEA Circular hubs, where you can get second hand items at a lower price.


We bet you’ve got loads of tips for a more sustainable life at home. Let’s start a thread of them below!

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