Ikea plans to ban single use plastics

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Swedish retail giant Ikea says it will stop selling single-use plastic products for the year 2020.

It is said that the prohibition would apply to all stores.

Ikea says that in the future, it will be the design of products to be able to be repaired, resold or recycled.

Their movement follows hard on the heels of an announcement by the European Union which plans to ban plastic items, including straw, cotton buds, cutlery, balloon sticks and drink stirrers.

Single-use plastic can be very harmful to marine life.

The movement is part of your plan for the design of all Ikea products with the goal of using only renewable and recycled materials and to achieve zero emissions by 2025.

It will also increase the number of non-meat meals and snacks in its restaurants.

Torbjorn Loof, the chief executive in the Inter Ikea Group, said: “Through our size and scope, we have the opportunity to inspire and enable more than a billion people to live a better life, within the limits of the planet.

“We are committed to carry out work in conjunction with all the world – from the providers of raw materials all the way through to our customers and partners.”