Friday 30 October 2020

Second-hand IKEA store to open in Sweden

Second-hand IKEA store to open in Sweden

Sweden will soon become home to the world's first second-hand IKEA store.

Customers will be able to buy renovated furniture sourced from municipal recycling schemes.

The store, which will initially be open for six months as a trial, is part of a global project within IKEA which aims to test and develop a circular and profitable business model for the future.

The retail giant has partnered with the service provider Samhall AB and the circular economy consultancy GIAB to achieve its sustainability goals.

Earlier this month, the company introduced a second-hand furniture scheme that allows its customers to sell their used IKEA furniture in exchange for vouchers.

Jonas Fjäll, Department Store Manager at IKEA Västerås, said: "We are happy to soon be able to open for our customers. We have received very positive reactions since we first told about the store."

Jonas Carlehed, Sustainability Manager at IKEA Sweden, commented: "Our planet is our common home. That's why we can only create a more sustainable world if we do it together with others."

IKEA has committed to having all its products made from renewable or recycled materials by 2030.

Written by

Bruna Pinhoni

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