Ikea To Eliminate Use of Plastic Bags


One of IKEA’s latest steps toward sustainability, this year it will eliminate its checkout use of plastic bags, for which it began charging UK customers two years ago. More than 380 billion plastic bags are thrown away each year in the United States alone, polluting land and waters with toxic chemicals. In the early part of the decade, Ikea pledged to phase out unhealthy formaldehyde and PVC in its core products, and to stock wood certified by the Forest Stewardship Council.