Today’s Solutions: October 24, 2021

Last year, IKEA announced its ambitious vision of becoming fully circular by 2030. This means that over the next two decades the furniture giant will design each one of its products to be reused, repaired, resold, or recycled.

And the company has been serious about its goal. It has already launched a number of initiatives to help bring it closer to circularity. These have included rolling out products that adapt to the future like a growing bed; washable and replaceable covers for when you plan to redecorate; as well as a buyback & resell service where customers can give their used IKEA furniture back and receive in-store credits.

To take it a step further and encourage its customers to follow these sustainable principles too, the company has recently released disassembly instructions so users can extend the life of their products by reusing or reselling them.

“Extending the life of your furniture with our disassembly Instructions is one of the ways we’re building on our commitment to sustainability,” said IKEA. “No matter whether you’re moving home, giving your furniture away, or selling it. Taking it apart correctly reduces the risk of damage, and reduces its impact on the environment.”

The disassembly instructions manual is available to view and download online, and it features guides for some of their most iconic products including the BILLY bookcase, MALM desk, PAX wardrobe, POÄNG chair, and last but not least, the IVAR shelving unit.

“Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do at IKEA and we remain committed to introducing new ways to promote circular consumption, in order to help meet our goal of becoming a fully circular and climate positive business by 2030, in addition to making sustainable living accessible and affordable to all,” said Hege Sæbjørnsen, sustainability manager at IKEA.

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