Ikea to remove single-use plastic items by 2020


BERLIN, GERMANY – MAY 29: A discarded plastic straw lies on a beach along the Spree River in the city center on May 29, 2018 in Berlin, Germany. Europe is struggling to combat plastics pollution in its waterways and seas. Yesterday it announced it will seek to ban the use of certain common plastic items, […]

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) – Swedish furniture giant Ikea says it will stop using all single-use plastic products in its shops and restaurants by 2020.

That includes plastic straws, plates, cups, and garbage bags.

In two years, Ikea is aiming to use only renewable energy, and only renewable and recycled materials in its products.

The company also wants to make its home deliveries zero emission by 2025. 

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