Up to now, in the event you purchased LED lightbulbs at Ikea, they in all probability would have been in a plastic blister pack—one thing that’s each arduous to open and prone to find yourself within the trash, since most plastic packaging isn’t recycled. However the firm’s latest line of bulbs now is available in paper packing containers as a ...

Dangerous information for Ikea devotees: The Swedish furnishings large introduced it’s raising its famously low costs. Ikea, like many different retailers, has been hit arduous by disruptions within the world provide chain, together with excessive transportation prices and labor shortages. These prices will in the end get handed on to customers, however some sustainability consultants argue that greater Ikea costs ...

January 1 will usher in additional than only a new 12 months. It’s the day that Ikea U.S. will enhance beginning pay for its American co-workers (the Swedish retail large’s time period for staff) to $16 per hour. That would go as excessive as $17 or $18 relying on the placement of the shop. The corporate says it can apply ...

Once you’re shopping for an expensive couch or a kitchen cupboard set from Ikea, you may pay for it in installments. Now, you can too purchase smaller gadgets—like rugs and lamps—and pay for them later. Right now Ikea’s mother or father firm, Ingka Group, proclaims it’s investing greater than $20 million in an organization referred to as Jifiti, which gives ...

When you now not want your Billy bookcase or Mörbylånga desk, Ikea would possibly purchase it from you. The corporate is launching a new buyback service in the U.S., starting with a pilot at a retailer close to its North American headquarters in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, the place used merchandise might be resold. It’s one step in the firm’s bold targets ...

Your Ikea purchasing basket will quickly be capable of maintain a Billy bookcase—and a dose of renewable energy. The world’s greatest furnishings model is branching out into selling renewable energy to households, beginning with its dwelling market in Sweden.    Yesterday, Ingka Group, which owns most Ikea shops worldwide, introduced that households would be capable of purchase inexpensive renewable electrical energy ...

Now the model’s Canadian arm has created instruction manuals for repurposing a few of its products for a wide range of completely different makes use of. “Repurposeful Instructions” reveals how to upcycle furnishings and different gadgets which will in any other case be tossed to the curb. The guides present instructions for issues starting tasks like turning a Valdoft candle ...

Air purifiers have develop into remarkably fascinating since COVID-19 hit, out of the blue turning into a vital part to wash our (surprisingly soiled!) indoor air. [Photo: Ikea] However there’s a problem. The place the heck do you set it? [Photo: Ikea] Ikea has addressed this with its new Starkvind air air purifier—an air air purifier that’s additionally a aspect ...

Fashionable rechargeable batteries, such as Panasonic Eneloops, are excellent merchandise. These AA and AAA batteries are little workhorses that may be reused hundreds of instances earlier than they’re now not dependable, that means a single rechargeable battery can maintain dozens out of the landfill. However there’s a purpose my black Eneloop charger is hidden beneath cobwebs in a nook. It’s ...

Ikea has been speaking a whole lot of trash recently. Ikea Norway’s most up-to-date advert, “Trash Assortment,” options damaged and discarded Ikea furnishings languishing in yards, trash heaps, and on gloomy hillsides. Then, the furnishings is given a new life—repaired and positioned in a showroom of its personal—for example how the Swedish retailer’s merchandise might be upcycled to chop down ...