|IKEA SENT NO WASTE TO LANDFILL IN 2016|
Aruba, January 16, 2017 - Ikea sustainability report reveals the firm sent zero waste to landfill in 2016.
An Ikea sustainability report has revealed the Swedish furniture firm sent zero waste to landfill in the UK for the first time in 2016.
The retailer is actually making a small profit from its waste, with recycled materials forming parts of some of its best-selling furniture.
Used cardboard is going into one of its most popular products - the Billy bookcase.
Last year the flat-pack furniture giant made £1.72 billion in sales in the UK.
"A few years ago when we had something like half the number of stores we had today, waste cost us around £1 million a year," Joanna Yarrow, head of sustainability, told the Huffington Post.
"We now have 20 stores and five pickup points and we actually make a small profit on waste. "We've turned waste from a cost to a resource. The next step is not just about recycling, but it's about using waste in our own operations."