SUSTAINABLE LIFE AT HOME

Make a difference without
leaving your home

At IKEA we have loads of money-saving products and solutions to help you save energy and water, and reduce waste. They may seem like small things – but that’s the beauty of small actions: they all add up!

SAVING ENERGY

We’ve gone all-in with LED

We’ve switched our entire lighting range to LEDs which mean everything from bright and accurate kitchen lights through to warm and cosy bedroom lamps. Welcome to the new revolution in lighting. Welcome to a brighter world.

Endless lighting possibilities

Lighting is a vital part of life at home. It makes our homes safer, cosier and more welcoming. And it allows us to do things we couldn’t otherwise do. But around a quarter of the world’s energy consumption is used for lighting. That’s a lot of energy.

At IKEA, we want to help you live a more sustainable life at home. To reduce your energy consumption without making sacrifices. To make living a sustainable life at home easier, beautiful and more affordable.

Did you know?

You don’t need to throw out your old lamps. There’s a LEDARE light bulb to fit your existing light fittings.

Did you know?

LED bulbs use 85% less energy than incandescent bulbs and last up to 20 years.

The light quality of LED bulb is so good that you can have both functional and atmospheric lighting with just one light. So, using LED not only makes life at home more sustainable but more beautiful too.

A cool way to save

Replacing a refrigerator or freezer with a new, energy-efficient model saves money and energy. A new fridge that has been “A++ rated” in Europe can use 40% less energy than a A- or B-class fridge. But you shouldn’t have to pay more to save energy. So we made our entire range of fridges and freezers A+ and A++ rated in Europe, and sell them at low prices so more people can afford them.

Watch your water boil

What’s the magic behind induction technology? It’s basically a magnetic field technology that only heats the pan – not the hob or surrounding air – so only a small amount of heat is wasted. Two liters of water can be brought to boil in just five minutes on an induction hob, while it takes as much as 10 minutes on a glass-ceramic hob. You’ll be seeing a lot more induction hobs from us in the future!

Conservation with textiles

There are lots of simple ways to save energy at home and a couple of them only require a trip to the store. Since many homes lose heat through the floors, area rugs are the unsung heroes of low-cost, quick-fix energy solutions.

You can also save energy and regulate indoor temperatures by using textiles to insulate your window and door openings. Curtains block the hot sun in summer and help keep the heat inside during winter.

Using rugs and curtains can help you regulate the temperature in the summer and winter.


Let’s all do our part to save water, a precious resource we all share.

SAVING WATER

Tapping into more ways to use less water

Experts say that less than three percent of the water on Earth is fresh water. We can all contribute to conserving this precious, shared resource. That’s why we offer kitchen taps that reduce water consumption by up to 30%, bathroom taps that reduce consumption up to 50%, and we have improved the water efficiency of many of our dishwashers and washing machines.


WASTE & RECYCLING

Using resources in a smart way

Recycling and preventing waste is something everybody can do – from small homes to big businesses. Preventing waste is an easy way to save money by only using what we need. And when we recycle, materials like paper, plastic and metal can be used again to make new products, instead of taking new resources out of the Earth. So, you never know what your egg carton or juice bottle could become!

We have lots of solutions to help with sorting and preventing waste.

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EASY WAYS TO PREVENT FOOD WASTE

Stack and store

We tend to eat what we see. As soon as you get home from the grocery store, put cereal, pasta and other dry goods in see-through or marked containers for easy-to-find menu ideas.

Preserve

A trip to the farmer’s market can easily turn into preserves for the year. Our KORKEN series containers are made from at least 40% recycled glass and can store your grandmother’s spiced chutney recipe when plums are in season.

Cook and save

Leftovers are great but who wants to eat spicy black bean soup five nights in a row? Make weekly dinner menus and store leftovers in the freezer for lunch another day.


HEALTHY LIVING

Making a healthy life a natural choice

What does being healthy mean to you? For us, it’s about making smart everyday choices that are good for both your body and the environment. It’s about taking the bike instead of the car in your daily commute and activities. It’s about a day at your desk that’s actually good for your body and energy levels. It’s about the joy of seeing the seeds you planted grow into a mini-garden. We’ve taken a closer look at how to give you products that make being healthy an easy choice - because, in the end, even the small changes make a big difference.

Exhaust fumes, be gone! Riding the SLADDA chainless bicycle emits no pollution, and raises your fitness levels as soon as you hop on.

Story of SLADDA

Part of leading a healthy lifestyle is about getting your body moving. Leave the car behind and choose SLADDA bicycle when going to work, grocery shopping or just taking a pleasant countryside ride. It’s a great non-polluting alternative to driving, keeping both your body and the environment happier.