Conscious Consumer

PSA: IKEA just entered the second-hand business

words by: Natasha Marsh
Sep 29, 2020

IKEA just made a big announcement. They are opening up their first second-hand shopping store in their birthplace, Stockholm. It’ll be located in the world renowned recycling shopping center, ReTuna.  

 

The second-hand store will be home to all repaired and restored IKEA products at a fraction of the price. “We can only create a more sustainable world if we do it together with others. Now we’re joining forces with local actors, who share our view on sustainability, to gain knowledge and insight that can make a difference globally,” Jonas Carlehed, sustainability manager IKEA Retail Sweden said in a statement

 

IKEA has plans to have all products made by renewable and recycled materials by 2030, and this is a step in the right direction. “The climate crisis cannot be solved in theory, it has to be solved in practice,” Carlehed continued. 

 

Photo via ReTuna