Tag: IKEA

IKEA lifts sustainable mattress ambitions

IKEA lifts sustainable mattress ambitions

May 30, 2022 |

In the Netherlands, furniture and homegoods giant IKEA has vowed to make a minimum of 20% of its mattress materials recycled or renewable by 2025.  With this initiative, IKEA aims to reduce foam ending up in landfill, decrease pollution, and drive the industry agenda to develop foam solutions centered around recycled materials.  “Since 2015 IKEA […]

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Ikea denies interest in burger bun couch

Ikea denies interest in burger bun couch

January 24, 2022 |

In Montreal, subversive artist Gab Bois has crafted a couch from burger and hot dog buns meant to resemble the vaguely loaf-like Camaleonda sofa popularized in the early 1970s by designer Mario Bellini.  Bois’s work, dubbed Loafa, went viral after being shared by Estonian rapper Tommy Cash, who claimed IKEA had agreed to produce the […]

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Avantium’s bioasphalt road update, IKEA’s biopackaging, Shark Tank winning plant-based laundry sheets and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of December 2nd

Avantium’s bioasphalt road update, IKEA’s biopackaging, Shark Tank winning plant-based laundry sheets and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of December 2nd

December 1, 2021 |

Can you hear Willie Nelson singing “On the road again, Just can’t wait to get on the road again” with the latest news from the Netherlands on their heavily used biobased asphalt road holding up super well after 6 months since installation in Groningen? How about IKEA eyeing brewery waste and mushrooms in their mission […]

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Ikea eyes mushrooms, brewery waste in bid to completely phase out plastics

Ikea eyes mushrooms, brewery waste in bid to completely phase out plastics

November 29, 2021 |

In the Netherlands, furniture and home goods giant Ikea has vowed to eliminate plastic packaging by 2028.  While much of that plastic will be replaced with paper, some applications, like food, will require more outside-of-the-box thinking.  “Paper is a very good material to use because it does come from renewable sources, and it has quite […]

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Marine biofuel refueling in Rotterdam a success

Marine biofuel refueling in Rotterdam a success

March 31, 2019 |

In the Netherlands, IKEA Transport & Logistics Services, CMA CGM, the GoodShipping Program and the Port of Rotterdam announced the successful refuelling of the CMA CGM White Shark with sustainable marine bio-fuel oil. The test, which represents a major step for the decarbonisation of ocean freight, saw the companies work together in a first-of-its-kind partnership […]

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IKEA and Neste launch commercial scale bioplastic production

IKEA and Neste launch commercial scale bioplastic production

June 10, 2018 |

In the Netherlands, IKEA and Finland-based Neste are working together to tackle the production of plastic products by working on a commercial scale pilot production of renewable, bio-based polypropylene plastic. The pilot at commercial scale of PP and PE plastic, chosen to contain 20 percent renewable content, will start during fall 2018. The production of […]

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The AirCarbon methane-to-plastics technology: The Digest’s 20-16 Multi-Slide Guide to Newlight Technologies

The AirCarbon methane-to-plastics technology: The Digest’s 20-16 Multi-Slide Guide to Newlight Technologies

December 28, 2016 |

Newlight, founded in 2003, is harnessing methane-based carbon emissions as a resource to replace oil and reduce the cost of plastics production–fundamentally changing both the economics and environmental impact of the plastics industry. The AirCarbon production process begins with concentrated methane-based carbon emissions that would otherwise become a part of the air, rather than fossil […]

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