The change will start at the beginning of 2020 in Israel. It will mean that stores will not sell single-use plastics in products or in their cafeterias. IKEA Israel will also sell recycled plastic items like curtains, carpets and kitchens.
Hege Sæbjørnsen, IKEA Israel spokesperson, said of the change, “Plastic straws have become such an important emblem for change when it comes to single-use plastic, but this campaign is not just about straws. We want to harness people’s energy behind ditching single-use plastic straws and disposables, to draw attention to the thousands of everyday changes we can all make to have a big impact on the planet.”
IKEA is the world’s largest furniture retailer and has made numerous sustainability commitments on its website, including a commitment that straws, plates, cups and cutlery will be disposables from renewable sources by 2020.
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