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IKEA Announces They Aim to Exclusively Use Recycled Textiles In All Products by 2020

IKEA textile pledge 2020

When it comes to finding new, environmentally friendly, solutions to produce everyday items, IKEA have revealed they are committing to only using recycled waste in all of their newly manufactured fabric items.

The Swedish furniture giants have announced they are looking to cut down the volume of textile waste their products produce each year by replacing polyester textiles with 100% recycled polyester in all of their products by 2020.

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ikea textile pledge 2020


It is estimated that plastic and textile waste make up 60% of the total waste produced in the UK.

IKEA are aiming to cut that number by turning plastic and textile waste, which causes untold environmental damage each year, with this textile recycling pledge, which they hope will fuel their new circular business model focused on sustainability and preserving the environment.

The homeware retailer have already committed to ending their dependency on fossil materials in all of their products by 2030, while also aiming to lower greenhouse gas emissions, energy saving solutions, decreasing their carbon footprint, and turning waste into products.

Today, 50 per cent of all textile products produced by IKEA are made from recycled material, with the high street homeware specialists using an estimated 5 billion collected and recycled plastic bottles in their textile product ranges.

The IKEA textile pledge 2020 aims to increase that number through innovations and newly designed sustainability produced products.

For more information on the IKEA textile pledge 2020 visit IKEA online.

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