IKEA encourages walking (and public transport) to their most sustainable store

IKEA have recently launched their most sustainable store in Greenwich, London. The store includes a range of green features, such as solar panels and rainwater collection systems, and will have a roof garden open for use by the local community. It was built from renewable construction materials and even boasts a range of sustainable furniture. And panic not, there are a range of delivery options are available at the store, including 24-hour delivery for those living in Greenwich and a bike courier service. So you won’t have to haul your…

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IKEA Greenwich Receives Highest BREEAM UK New Construction Sustainability Rating

IKEA UK announces that IKEA Greenwich has achieved an ‘Outstanding’ BREEAM UK New Construction certification, a sustainability rating and accolade held by just 320 buildings around the world. The leading sustainable store is the first in the UK and only the second retail unit in the world to receive the sustainability rating with over 90%. IKEA Greenwich was designed and built to reach the highest BREEAM rating possible and by reaching ‘Outstanding’, it has achieved the highest rating of any IKEA store in the world. IKEA Greenwich incorporates a range…

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Ikea, in collaboration with Milbat and Access Israel organizations, launch: ThisAbles

Ikea Israel has launched the ThisAblesproject, this was established in collaboration with Milbat and Access Israel with the goal of developing and promoting well-designed, efficient and convenient design solutions for furniture and household utensils for people with disabilities. The venture brought together three organizations in order tofind and advance solutions that will offer anappropriate and dignified response to the household needs of quite a large population in Israel. Solutions include furniture that is customized to these needs, and thedevelopment of products that will help people with disabilities to use furniture…

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HP Inc. and IKEA Join Initiative to Develop First Global Network of Ocean-Bound Plastics Supply Chains

NextWave Plastics announces two new member companies – HP Inc. and IKEA – are joining its consortium of worldwide businesses committed to scaling the use of ocean-bound plastics by developing the first global network of ocean-bound plastics supply chains. The addition of HP and IKEA marks 10 companies collaborating to “turn off the tap” of plastic entering the ocean. HP and IKEA bring considerable leadership to addressing ocean-bound plastics that will contribute to all NextWave companies pushing the boundaries of what they know to be possible. Since announcing in September 2016 that it would join…

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IKEA UK and Ireland to remove all single-use plastic straws by 1st October 2018

IKEA UK and Ireland have announced the removal of all single-use plastic straws from its product range and restaurants by 1st October 2018, as part of its vision to have a positive impact on people and the planet. IKEA will also be looking at possible replacements for use by people with diabilities. The commitment applies to all UK and Ireland stores, including the recently opened IKEA Exeter store, all future IKEA outlets and IKEA online. The announcement is the first of many steps IKEA is taking towards its global commitment…

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