I recently received the newest IKEA catalog in the mail and was so pleased to see that they’re making a great effort to go green! The company had adopted the motto “Low price — but not at any price” to reflect their eco-friendly ways.
Beginning August 1, IKEA Canada began to phase out all incandescent light bulbs in their stores. They hope to have them all gone by January 1 2011 and will be the first Canadian retailer to have accomplished this.
In the U.S., IKEA plans to reclaim 90% of store waste by the end of 2009. Currently, the store reclaims about 67%. All new stores will have to be built to a certified green building standard!
The IKEA 365+ RISP bed linen is 50% cotton and 50% lycocell
“Lycocell is a renewable natural material derived from wood fibers from tree farms (which use less water than cotton farms). Also, the chemicals used in the IKEA 365+ RISP bed linen production process are recycled in a closed system to minimize environmental impact and waste.” – 2011 Ikea Catalog