No More Plastic Bags at Ikea

Ikea, the home of Swedish design, and decorator of choice for every new apartment dweller, has gotten even better. First they charged for plastic bags and reduced the price of the big blue bag, in an effort to encourage shoppers to cut down on plastic bags. Now in every one of their 15 UK stores they are removing all plastic bags and going 'carrier neutral'.

Last year Ikea made a pledge to cut plastic bag usage from 32M to 12M a year. Customers responded positively with demand dropping to 1.6 M bags. Laid out side to side, 32 million bags would have covered the distance of a return trip from London to Tokyo. Just in case you are worried, they will continue to sell the very handy big blue bag (pictured) and will introduce a smaller version. :: Observer

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