IKEA unveils ambitious climate goals

GreenBiz reports:

Swedish furniture giant IKEA has promised to outlaw single-use plastic products across its entire product range and in-store eateries by 2020 and ensure zero emission home deliveries as standard by 2025, as part of a sweeping set of new sustainability goals.

The firm also promised to design all its products in line with circular principles and using renewable and recycled materials, and reduce the climate footprint of its wares by an average of 70 percent per product by 2030.

IKEA announced its new global commitments today, as the next step towards its target of becoming a circular and climate-positive business by 2030.

The plan implies major investments in greener supply chains and a wholesale switch to an ultra-low emission fleet within seven years. [Continue reading…]

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