IKEA has been working on their long-term sustainability strategy which was launched in 2012 and part of that work includes minimizing material wastage.
It is encouraging to see manufacturers such as IKEA put efforts in maintaining a sustainable regime of procedures when it comes to their production lines and use of resources.
The recent opening of its Greenwhich store in London made way for the perfect opportunity for IKEA to give back to local wildlife by re-purposing unused furniture to create homes for birds, bats and bees.
Furthermore, the newly opened Greenwhich store is aiming to achieve a BREEAM “Outstanding” accreditation by incorporating a number of green technologies including solar panels and rainwater harvesting.
The project “Wild Home for Wildlife” has brought local artists together to produce comfort pads across Sutcliffe Park in southeast London for wildlife.
What is more is that you can visit these homes by downloading a trail map which will allow you to find them.
Some of the materials come from used chairs, tables and kitchen worktops that were sourced from the “reuse and recycle area” in the Greenwich store.
Helen Aylett, IKEA Greenwich’s store manager said: “IKEA Greenwich is our leading sustainable store and we want to have a positive impact on the local environment”.
“By offering a community experience centered on reuse and recycling and supporting local conservation, we want to demonstrate that we’re committed to being a good neighbour for all walks of life in Greenwich and the surrounding area – creepy crawlies included!”