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Ikea, a brand that acts for the environment

Ikea, a brand that acts for the environment


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A Swedish company, Ikea by its origins is interested in nature and the brand is committed to preserving the environment. This is why for several years, it has sought to improve the manufacturing processes of its products as well as the materials. Development of advances in early 2011. If the use of natural materials seems to be the most logical way to pollute less, there are many other possibilities that Ikea has been exploring for many years. The first one : use less material and more air ! It sounds simple, but it is the most effective solution. So Ikea optimizes materials to use as little as possible, in the very design of objects. In this image, the PS BRUSE table which despite its massive appearance is made with a honeycomb structure. Use the right materials is another Ikea resolution. Like MOLGER, series of objects for the bathroom. Previously made of walnut, an investigation revealed that this wood tends to disappear in the region where Ikea is supplied. It will therefore be birch from 2013, and this wood will be used exclusively for the MOLGER series. Recycle materials Ikea can do it too! Thus Pluggis boxes are made of recycled PET plastic. On the textile side, we know that cotton production causes ecological disasters in the regions concerned due to the enormous consumption of water (14,000 liters of water per 1 kg of cotton *) and the addition of pesticides. Ikea in association with WWF is collaborating on a project in India and Pakistan aimed at producing cotton with less water and pesticides. And here is a selection of ecological objects, whether in their materials or their design: * Capital Terre, M6.